Dancer Hempratap Bhatti strikes a pose in the Muriel Arnason library in Langley Township Saturday. Bhatti, a member of the Van City Bhangra Club, conducted a workshop and demonstration during the 13th annual celebration of Diwali (Festival of Lights) at the lbrary.

Langley library celebrates Diwali

Festival of lights events draws good turnout for 13th year

  • Oct. 22, 2016 12:00 p.m.

The Muriel Arnason Library and the Township of Langley celebrated their 13th annual Diwali (Festival of Lights) today.

Diwali, which means “a row of lights,” is the most widely celebrated Indian festival, and marks the victory of good over evil and the beginning of the New Year in India.

Turnout was good. Visitors were able to experience a diversity of culture through crafts, face painting, Mehndi, traditional music and dance, and food.

Face painting

Charlene Ryskie has a butterfly design applied by face painter “Madam Butterfly” during the Diwali celebration at the Muriel Arnason public library on Saturday. Dan FERGUSON/Langley Times

Young participants

Jaelyn Gill-Lewko, 7, and Grace James, 6, tried their hands at colouring traditional designs during Diwali festivities at Muriel Arnason library in Langley. Dan FERGUSON/Langley Times

 

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