Dancing is a popular part of the annual Diwali celebration at the Muriel Arnason Library.

Diwali celebrated Saturday at Muriel Arnason Library in Langley

The festival of lights marks the victory of good over evil.

An afternoon of Indian culture is on the books Saturday at Muriel Arnason Library.

From 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 22, the Willoughby library and the Township of Langley are celebrating the 13th annual Diwali (Festival of Lights).

Diwali, which means “a row of lights,” is the most widely celebrated Indian festival, and marks the victory of good over evil and the beginning of the New Year in India.

Everyone is cordially invited to experience diversity of culture through crafts, face painting, mehndi, Indian music and dance, displays, and delicious refreshments.

Also learn a few basic steps of Punjabi folk dance, Bhangra.

All Diwali activities are drop-in, free and open to the public.

For more information, call 604-532-3590, or visit Muriel Arnason Library, located in the Township of Langley Civic Facility at 20338 65th Ave.

The celebration of this festival has a deep meaning.

In Hindu philosophy, darkness is compared to ignorance and lighting the lamp has significance of losing ignorance and gaining knowledge.

The lighting of Deevas in every house brings brightness and joy and hope of finding light in darkness, achieving knowledge where there is ignorance, and spreading love.

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