Canada Diwali

Happy Diwali!

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver is set to light up in bright colours as city residents celebrate Diwali, the Indian "festival of lights". Festivities opened Tuesday with...

10 Tasty Diwali Sweets

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Living

Sunday, November 3 is Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights celebrating the philosophy of good conquering evil. Traditionally, Hindus remember the impo...

Citizen Style: What Do People Wear During Diwali?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Style

Lights, camera, sarees? In November, Hindus, Sikhs and Jains (as well as many others) take the month to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights. T...

Diwali Gives Us An Opportunity To Celebrate Our Diversity

Lucy Miller | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada Alberta
Lucy Miller

Diwali, also known as the "Festival of Lights," is a time-honoured Indian cultural festival. It is a tradition that conveys a universal message of hope and peace that transcends all borders and faiths. It is a wonderful opportunity to bring community together and to celebrate our diversity. It's one example of the many cultural celebrations available to Calgarians throughout the year and I am always thrilled when I participate, because I come away with such a feeling of pride and hope for our future.

Why This Feminist Atheist Still Celebrates Diwali

Supriya Dwivedi | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada Living
Supriya Dwivedi

I began to question religion at a very young age. I suppose my early interest in science and constant observations of the mistreatment of women in Hinduism and Indian culture played a large role. Thankfully, I was raised by an intelligent, progressive woman who welcomed and encouraged my critical thought. Even as I started to question religion in general and mine in particular, I continued to celebrate Diwali. It seems to be the one day of the year where the whole country puts aside its trivial differences, lights up, and celebrates together as one. That's a holiday that even the most crotchety atheists, this one included, can celebrate.

Happy Diwali! How Many Calories Are In This Indian Sweet?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.13.2012 | Canada Living

Chances are, your first experience with an Indian dessert was tasting a lot of deep-fried flour and sugar. November 13 is Diwali, the Hindu festiva...

Add Diwali, Other Cultural Holidays To Official Holidays Roster

Shachi Kurl | Posted 01.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Shachi Kurl

If we really want to have a conversation about integration and the joyousness of diversity in the country, we should be discussing whether Canada, founded on the Judeo-Christian values of the English and French, is ready to consider introducing other religious days, such as Lunar New Year or Diwali, to the official roster of statutory days off.

Lighting Up For Diwali!

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.09.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Hundreds of people in B.C. are joining millions of South Asians around the world in celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights that honours the triump...

Harper Celebrates Diwali On Eve Of Trip

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper says there's room to grow when it comes to trade and investment between Canada and India.The prime minister says the bond betw...

Celebrating Diwali With Events And Recipes

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.26.2011 | Canada Living

You may have noticed some of your South Asian friends lighting small tealights or cooking up traditional Indian sweets over the past few days. That's ...