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Seattle Center Festál presents Diwali: Lights of India in partnership with Vedic Cultural Center. The festival features flower mandala arrangement, henna, saree booth, food, music, and more.

This event is free and open to the public.


Diwali (Festival of Lights) is a major cultural celebration observed throughout India every fall. It symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. Light is a metaphor for knowledge and consciousness. During Diwali in India, houses and business locations are brightly illuminated with lamps, diyas (oil lamps), candles. Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth, is worshiped for prosperity. Diwali is celebrated with families and friends wearing new clothes, partaking in family feasts, enjoying delicious sweets, sharing gifts and most importantly, setting off firecrackers!

Vedic Cultural Center of Sammamish provides an excellent opportunity for the greater Seattle community to participate in cultural events, seminars, exhibits and large scale festivals that help preserve and promote the traditional Vedic arts, cuisine, music, dance, drama, literature and languages.


India is home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world. India is the seventh largest country by area and second most populous country in the world. India has the world's second highest number of languages: approximately 780 languages including various dialects.