On Thursday 23rd October 2014 to celebrate cultural diversity – festival of lights colleagues from our IT Outsource partner HCL Technologies treated members of staff at Dixons Carphone Retail Support Centre in Hemel Hempstead with traditional Indian music, dance, songs, colourful traditional dress, a stall displaying colourful gifts to buy for that special someone and not to mention the copious amount of amazing tasting food brought in for everyone to enjoy. To round of the days festivities and entertainment staff were treated to bursting firecrackers and a noisy fireworks display.
Events during the day –
11:00am (restaurant) – Lighting of the lamps
11:15am (restaurant) – Cultural Performances
15:00pm (ground floor area) – Traditional Indian Food & Snacks
17:00pm (open space outside restaurant) Fireworks Display
Diwali also known as Deepavali and the “festival of lights“, is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November. (credit to: Wikipedia)
Highlights from the days colourful event in pictures –
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