“It’s About Time”: Celebrations of Diwali Illuminate NYC

Mallika Sen of the Associated Press reports that New York City’s Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists are celebrating Diwali, the South Asian festival of lights. Several community leaders organized Diwali New York, a high-profile party held at the Pierre Hotel, while other community members sold traditional sweets and apparel for the holiday. Fashion designer Prabal Gurung was one of the hosts of Diwali New York. Sen writes, “For Diwali to really permeate American culture, Gurung said, it will take ‘just us showing up consistently, constantly in the most graceful, beautiful, thoughtful way.’ The resonance of the holiday’s themes along – the victory of good over evil, light over dark – should do the rest of the work.”

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