San Antonio brings the bright lights of India to Texas with the celebration of Diwali, the Festival of Lights (or Deepavali) for the 9th year on Nov. 4. This ancient Hindu festival is celebrated each autumn and is the biggest festival in India.
Spiritually, Diwali symbolizes the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance.
San Antonio’s Diwali celebration is the only city-sanctioned event of its kind in the nation and draws over 15,000 people from all over Texas. The festival starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at La Villita and moves into the evening with all kinds of entertainment including “Diya Floats,” vendor booths, Indian cuisine and a fireworks display to top off the celebration.
Diwali in San Antonio is a free event. For more information, visit www.diwalisa.com.