BRIGHT LIGHTS ON A DARK NIGHT The Hindu festival of Diwali also known as Deepavali signifies the victory of light over dark and hope over despair Festival preparations and rituals take place during five days but the main night coincides with the darkest new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartik

BRIGHT LIGHTS ON A DARK NIGHT: The Hindu festival of Diwali, also known as Deepavali, signifies the victory of light over dark and hope over despair. Festival preparations and rituals take place during five days, but the main night coincides with the darkest new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartik.

Hindu ‘Festival of Lights’ at Harvard

Dining services adds culinary fireworks to Hindu Festival of Lights.

Diwali is an ancient Hindu “festival of lights,” celebrated on the darkest new moon night between mid-October and mid-November. It’s a happy time, celebrating light over darkness, and hope over despair. Hindus traditionally clean their houses, make renovations and even splurge on new clothing and jewelry during this time. Fireworks (patakhe) light up the sky.

This fall, Harvard University Dining Services provided its own culinary fireworks to go with the festival. Executive Chef

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