Celebrate Diwali at the 10th Annual San Antonio Festival of Lights

November 2, 2018    By: kkoval


Looking to explore more of San Antonio’s festive culture this weekend? Come celebrate Diwali Saturday, November 3 from 5PM to midnight at Hemisfair and Arneson River Theater.  The Diwali San Antonio Festival of Lights annual event (not to be confused with the Riverwalk Festival of Lights later this month) is a celebration of Indian culture and traditions featuring performances, a river parade, Diya candles and fireworks.


The Diwali Holiday

Similar in nature to a New Year’s Eve celebration, in India the Diwali holiday is typically a five-day festival with homes, temples, shops and office buildings all brightly illuminated. Diwali is India’s largest holiday celebration and represents the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance and is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere.


Come Experience Diwali San Antonio 2018

The Diwali SA Festival was created in 2009 to commemorate the signing of a Sister-City relationship between the City of San Antonio and Chennai, India in 2008. This year’s event will be an extra special evening, marking the 10th Anniversary of celebrating Diwali in San Antonio, Hemisfair’s 50th Anniversary, and San Antonio’s Tricentennial!

The Diwali San Antonio 2018 event is a single-night festival, co-hosted by the City of San Antonio Development and Operations Department and Anjua San Antonio.  This fun cultural event has become a popular annual festival providing San Antonio residents and visitors with an authentic experience to enjoy the beauty and wonder of a traditional Festival of Lights events held in India. Visitors will find beautiful, colorful handmade attire, delicious authentic Indian dishes, dances from all over India, the ceremonial lighting of candles and then floating them in water and a spectacular fireworks display!


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