Hindus seek class exemption for Diwali at University of Hamburg, Germany

Hindus have urged prestigious University of Hamburg (Universität Hamburg UHH) in Germany for granting class exemption for the Hindu students to observe Diwali and other Hindu festivals. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that like all pupils, it was important to meet the religious and spiritual needs of […]

Hindus seek Diwali as Public Holiday in South Africa

Hindus are urging South Africa to include Diwali, the most popular Hindu holy day, as a Public Holiday. Currently South Africa has 12 public holidays (New Year’s Day, Human Rights Day, Good Friday, Family Day, Freedom Day, Workers’ Day, Youth Day, National Women’s Day, Heritage Day, Day of Reconciliation, Christmas Day, Day of Goodwill). Distinguished […]

Diwali Lakshmi Puja USA Time, Canada: 2014 Deepavali Puja Timings

Here is the list of Diwali Lakshmi Puja USA Time for 2014. 22 October 2014 is observed as Diwali (Deepavali). The list includes Timings as per PST in USA (Pacific Time Zone) & MST/CST/EST Timezones of United States of America. Diwali Lakshmi Puja Muhurtha for United States / Canada Alaska/Hawaii/Pacific Time Zone: Date of Diwali Lakshmi […]

Hindus worldwide back demand for Diwali as public holiday in UK

World Hindus have supported the demand for Diwali as a public/bank holiday in United Kingdom (UK). Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it was not fair with UK Hindu community as they had to be at work/school on their most popular festival while there were public/bank holidays […]

Hindus worldwide commend Jakarta for Diwali holiday

Hindus have commended Jakarta Provincial Government in Indonesia for granting facultative holiday to Hindus for celebrating Diwali (Deepavali). Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, called it “a step in the right direction”, although long overdue. Jakarta Manpower and Transmigration Department, in letters issued on October 31, urged entrepreneurs and […]

Hindu Temple and Heritage Foundation’s Diwali at Monrovia

The Hindu Temple and Heritage Foundation of Pasadena (HTHF), Diwali Cultural Program 2012, will be held on the 10th of November from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Clifton Middle School Auditorium, Monrovia, located at 226 S. Ivy Ave, Monrovia. Tickets will cost $10.00 until November 4th and $12.50 after this day. Free for kids […]

Diwali in Unitarian Church in Summit, New Jersey

The Unitarian Church in Summit, New Jersey, will celebrate Diwali 2012, the Hindu festival of lights, on Sunday, November 11, at its 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services. The church’s program staff, led by congregational minister Rev. Vanessa Southern, offers the multi-generational services with these words: “Our theme for November is abundance, and it is fitting […]

Giant oil lamp in Malaysia for Deepavali

A traditional oil lamp made purely of clay was unveiled at Ayer Keroh Height for the inaugural Deepavali Wonderland celebration. The one metre oil lamp with a diameter of 1.5m, complete with a giant wick braided by Indian dhotis, is expected to be a crowd-puller. It is expected to clinch the title of the tallest […]

Diwali at Gold Reef City, Sun City

The ‘Indianspice Diwali in Mzansi’ festival will be held 11 November 2012 at Gold Reef City at 10am and at the Valley of the Waves at Sun City on 13 November 2012. Two NGOs will benefit from the festival. The festival, also known as Deepavali or Divali, incorporates a row of lights or lamps, signifying […]

Julia Roberts wants Diwali celebrated worldwide

Hollywood actress Julia Roberts says the whole world should celebrate Diwali because it “celebrates self confidence, love for humanity and peace”. Diwali is the festival of lights celebrated mainly among Hindus across the world. Speaking to the media, Julia Roberts said “Diwali should be celebrated unanimously throughout the world as a gesture of goodwill. It […]

Diwali in Montana State University, USA

Montana State University’s Indian Student Association will celebrate Diwali, the traditional Indian Festival of Lights, with a banquet of traditional Indian food and entertainment set from 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2012 in the MSU Strand Union Ballrooms. The celebration, which is open to the public, will include presentations about India, a variety of entertainment […]