Indian Americans for Burlington (IAB), a community organization that works to meet the unique needs of the growing Indian population in Burlington, will be hosting its first Diwali Celebration on the Burlington Town Common on Sunday, October 15th from 3 to 6 pm.
The celebration will consist of dance performances, yoga lessons, a fashion show, and competitions and games for all attendees to participate in. Rangoli (art with colored powders) will be done in the gazebo, and a street play on the story of Diwali will embellish the performance segment.
Later, town and elected officials will be welcomed. This includes the Burlington Board of Selectmen and State Senator Cindy Friedman.
Afterwards, a tree will be lit in observance of Diwali, and a Garba dance for all attendess will end this marvelous festival.
Food and traditional holiday sweet will be provided by Chettinad Indian Grill.
For more information, please visit iabma.org
A time table of this Diwali celebration can be found on
Hope to see you there,
Youth Services Liaison, Indian Americans for Burlington
Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.