Indian community to celebrate Diwali festival at Hà Nội Marriot

November 05, 2022 - 11:04
INCHAM Hanoi along with the Indian community will organise Diwali Night 2022 in Hanoi at JW Marriot Hotel on Saturday, November 12.

HÀ NỘI — INCHAM Hanoi along with the Indian community will organise Diwali Night 2022 in Hà Nội at JW Marriot Hotel on Saturday, November 12.

The Indian Business Chamber in Hà Nội hope to bring a glimpse of the colourful and joyful spirit of one of the biggest festivals from India. Many symbolic activities of Indian culture, Indian and international cuisine, musical performances, Indian dance performances, henna artists and face painting will be featured at the event.

There will be performances by famous fusion band Indian Ocean Band and DJ Shakey for Bollywood numbers along with other activities such as a magic show.

The event will gather Indian artists to perform. — Photo Courtesy of INCHAM

The event will welcome the presence of the India Ambassador to Việt Nam, the US Ambassador to Việt Nam, the UK Ambassador to Việt Nam, leaders of fellow chambers and representatives of Vietnamese authorities.

Diwali or Deepavali (Festival of Lights) is one of the biggest festivals of India. It is celebrated as the victory of Good over Evil, Light over Darkness, and Knowledge over Ignorance. Mythical tales shared on Diwali vary widely depending on the region and even with Hindu tradition, yet all share a common focus on righteousness and the importance of knowledge which is the path to overcome the darkness of ignorance. One tradition links the festival to the Hindu epic ‘Ramayana’ which narrates the struggle of the divine prince Rama to rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana.

Over the years, Diwali Night has become a permanent fixture in the Hà Nội’s cultural calendar, strengthening every year. This year, joining us are distinguished guests from all walks of life including the business, professional and cultural communities, and especially the vibrant Vietnamese and Indian expat community.

The event will take place between 18:30 to 22:30 on Saturday, November 12 at JW Marriot Hotel, No 8 Đỗ Đức Dục, Mễ Trì, Từ Liêm.

It is open for all age groups and welcomes all nationalities who would like to join to celebrate this festival. — VNS