Friday, October 16, 2009

Diwali in Edinburgh !!

I was pleasantly surprised on knowing that Diwali and other Indian festivals are celebrated in a grand scale in Edinburgh. So grand that the Council even sponsors some of the events.

This time Navrathri was celebrated on the Calton hills. Apart from serving some mouth watering food they also had effigies of Ram, Ravan and later burst crackers to give a good ending to the event.

Diwali this time is being celebrated at two venues and on two different dates. One of them is being hosted by the SASA (South Asian Student Association) today at Tiviot Place. While the other is being Hosted by the Edinburgh University Vedic Society on the 20th of October in Chaplaincy Center at Bristo Square. The former has some entry charges and the latter has none.

Lots of exiting things are happening at these two venues. You can experience some bangra, Indian classical music apart from having some great food.

So its time to end your week and begin you next week with a tradition style.