Happy Diwali ~ Festival of Lights

Thank You to Everyone Who Made the 2023 Celebration a Success!

Students, faculty members, classified professionals and administrators joined in the celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Sunken Garden, where they experienced the warmth of community with activities, performances and food! Please scroll down for more photos in a  gallery format.

Diwali dancers in colorful clothes

students at table with colorful candles and other items

two women in colorful gowns

man and woman with microphones

dean and former chancellor seated in colorful gowns

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Diwali is the annual festival of lights celebrated in South Asia and around the world. It represents the spiritual victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and good over evil. It also commemorates different historical events and stories for people of different regions and languages. Diwali is celebrated with family and friends by lighting earthen lamps (Diya), prayers (Puja), rituals, Rangoli decorations, fireworks and sweets.

Want To Know More?

Want to know more about Diwali? You'll find photos, facts and more in the online LibGuide from the De Anza Library.

Thank You To Our Generous Supporters

  • Lidia Burlanescu
  • Pok Hui
  • Anu Khanna
  • Judy C. Miner, Chancellor Emerita
  • Gabriela Nocito
  • De Anza Student Government (DASG)
  • International Student Programs
  • Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education

Make a Donation to Support the Celebration

Now you can donate to support the Diwali celebration. Use the Foundation's secure online donation site by clicking this link.

Highlights from Diwali 2022 – Thank You for Joining Us! 

Diwali ornaments

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