HCM City celebrates Indian festival Diwali after 2 years of Covid

October, 29/2022 - 17:21
HCM CITY – More than 1,000 Indians, other expats and Vietnamese attended the Indian Diwali Fest Gala 2022 to celebrate the ‘Festival of Lights’ in HCM City on October 28.

HCM CITY – More than 1,000 Indians, other expats and Vietnamese attended the Indian Diwali Fest Gala 2022 to celebrate the ‘Festival of Lights’ in HCM City on October 28.

Organised by the Indian Business Chamber in Việt Nam (Incham) at the Sheraton Hotel in District 1, it featured Indian food, a concert by Hindi movie playback singer - host of Indian Idol - Aditya Narayan, and Indian movie and traditional Vietnamese dances.

INCHAM organises Diwali festival celebrations at the Sheraton Hotel in HCM City on October 28. – VNS Photo Hồng Linh

According to Incham, part of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to charity.

Diwali is the biggest Hindu festival, and it brings people together to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness or good over evil.

Over the centuries, Diwali has become a national festival that is also celebrated by non-Hindu communities and internationally.

The festival lasts five days in early autumn just after the end of the summer harvest in India, and coincides with the new moon in the Hindu month of Kartika.

The most important night of the festival is on the third, considered the “darkest” night.

According to the chairman of the Indian Business Chamber Manoj Barthwal, Diwali has become an international festival celebrated all over the world, including in Việt Nam.

After an absence of two years due to COVID-19, the festival is back this year, and INCHAM is proud to celebrate it with fun and frolic, he added. – VNS

 

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