Today we welcomed Rohan, a Miami student from the Indian Student Association. He came to talk to us about the holiday of Diwali and the annual celebration that is put on by his organization.

Diwali, “the festival of lights,” is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in the fall. The festival celebrates “the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.” Students asked lots of questions about Diwali, and the got to see several short clips of last year’s production.

If you would like to extend your child’s understanding of Diwali and Indian culture, you can take them to see the production put on by the Indian Student Association this Saturday, November 1, from 2–4pm. The production is suitable for all ages and the ticket price includes a selection of Indian food, served after the performance. Tickets can be purchased online through Miami University. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

Special thanks to Rohan for sharing his knowledge with us today!

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