MIKA sips Diwali.....
posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 07:37 PM
Author: Sanjay Kumar, Partner
MIKA will be working for the second year running with the Sussex Indian Punjabi Society (SIPS) to host this years Diwali celebrations for the British Indian community in Sussex.
SIPS is the oldest established Indian cultural society operating in Sussex. SIPS was created in 1971 to organise social events and to promote Punjabi culture in Britain. It hosts one of the largest Diwali festivals in the country.
Diwali, or Deepavali, (also called Tihar and Swanti in Nepal) is a major Indian and Nepalese festival, and a significant festival in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism.
Each year over 800,000 people of Indian origin celebrate Diwali in the UK.
Today it is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs across the globe as the Festival of Light, where the lights or lamps signify victory of good over the evil within every human being . The festival is also celebrated by Buddhists of Nepal, particularly the Newar Buddhists.
The next Diwali festival celebration will be held 1st November 2008 at the Peacehaven Meridian Community Centre, Peacehaven.