The festival of Diwali is celebrated by Hindus all over the world, you might recognise the more common phrase the Festival of lights. The festival of Diwali is an age old tradition of the lighting of clay lamps known as diyas which signify the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and light over darkness.
Diwali is also a joyous time of year, a time to celebrate with family and friends by lighting clay lamps around your house as aromas of freshly baked biscuits and sweetmeats wander through neighbourhoods and the night skies burst alive with a colourful display of fireworks. Diwali in Cape Town is a hit every year, this year the festival is taking place at Ratanga Junction on the 27th of October 2012. Organisers are pulling out all the stops with a twelve hour festival jam-packed with music, dance, fireworks, lifestyle workshops, an esoteric and Indian fair and a bhangra bash.
There is simply no better way to celebrate the biggest Hindu festival on our religious calendar than attending the biggest Diwali festival in Cape Town – “A place where the light of Diwali shines brightly empowering the sky with joy, love and happiness.”
For more info on the Cape Town Diwali Festival check out the website