Diwali Celebrations in Galway

ICSC Diwali 2018

Galway Festival of Lights



ICSC proudly presently Galway Festival of Lights, so called popularly Diwali or Deepavali to People of Galway. Diwali means row of Diyas (lights), celebrated with Lakshmi Puja. Diwali is the largely and biggest Indian get-together in the history of Galway, attended by more than 400 people, not only people from Galway County but people from surrounding counties and as far as Dublin. Diwali is a true representation of Indian culture, tradition and food to the people of Galway. Back home, Diwali is celebrated with fire crackers and huge shopping spree along with Lakshmi (Goddess of Richness and Prosperity) puja. Diwali is 5 hour long festival represented by Galway Local authority and people representatives like TD, Counsellors and the Mayor and Faculty in NUI-Galway. People from various walks of life take part in the Festival happens usually during the period of October/November every year. Diwali attracts huge attention of the wider community and people across Ireland and gathering usually annually in Leisureland sports complex in Salthill, central to Galway City.

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