Happy Diwali ~ Festival of Lights

hands and bowls of colorful powders that spell out Happy Diwali

Coming Up: 2023 Celebration at De Anza!

  • NEW DATE Wednesday, Oct. 25
  • Time and location TBA

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Students, faculty members, classified professionals and administrators are invited to join this celebration and experience the warmth of community with activities, performances and food!

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 Indians of different regions and languages.

Many Hindus associate the festival with Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Diwali is celebrated with family and friends by lighting earthen lamps (Diya), prayers (Puja), rituals, Rangoli decorations, fireworks and sweets.

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.

dancers in circle in Sunken Garden

dancers in circle and applauding spectators

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.

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Highlights from Diwali 2022 – Thank You for Joining Us! 

Diwali ornaments

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