Volume 20, Number 41 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | October 6 - 12, 2010
Festival marking Hindu New Year
The 23rd annual Deepavali Festival was held Sunday, October 3 at the South Street Seaport. The festival featured awards ceremonies, educational and cultural events, music and dancing, fireworks, traditional costumes, and lots of tasty food. Deepavali, also known as Diwali, marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year, and is celebrated with a four-day festival of lights. The festival is the major initiative of the Association of Indians in America’s New York chapter and draws thousands of participants.