The Hanoitimes - On October 27, Indian Embassy to Vietnam was held the Diwali Festival, a traditional New Year festival of the Hindu community to celebrate their new year, in Hanoi.
According to Parvathaneni Harish, Indian Ambassador in Vietnam, Diwali, known as The Festival of Lights, is a festival of joy, light, and happiness. For many Indians, this is a chance to show respect to Lakshmi, the Goodness of happiness, prosperity, and beauty. He said that prior to the event, people clean up and decorate their house with lights and candles to welcome genies.
Hanoians celebration of Diwali Festival 2017 at the Indian Cultural Center.
During the festival, India is always lit both day and night, while people wear their new clothes, exchange wishes, and dance and sing together. The festival is also an opportunity for people to forgive each other, said the diplomat.
The ancient Hindu festival and annually celebrated not only in India but all over the world. In Hanoi, the festival not only displayed the beauty of light, traditional costumes of India. Participants had a chance to join various activities while enjoying Indian food and music.
Celebration of Diwali Festival, Hanoians was a chance enjoy the vibrant atmosphere with colorful lights and festivities of Diwali. Enjoy various activities, including draping of Indian Saree, Henna art, Lighting of Lamps, Cookery Show on Indian Diwali snacks and sweets, Photobooth to take attractive photos in traditional Indian style, Diwali items on display, Diwali entertainment and music show, Diwali snacks and soft drinks.
Hanoians enjoy Henna art.
Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in the southern hemisphere). One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.
Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the dark night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika in Bikram Sambat calendar (the month of Aippasi in Tamil Calendar), on the 15th of the month. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November.