ACC’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Cultural Center invites students, faculty, and staff to a Diwali celebration on Saturday, November 5.

The event will showcase Indian American singer-songwriter Aditya Rao and two Indian dance groups led by Anuradha Ramachandra and Akhila Damerla. The performances will be followed by a Q&A panel where artists will explore with our students and community the Diwali festival and Indian music, dance, and culture. 

Diwali Celebration 

Date: Saturday, November 5
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: ACC Northridge Campus, Lecture Hall, Building 4000, Room 4136

The event is free and open to the community. Learn more HERE.

What is Diwali?
Diwali, translated as “Festival of Lights” in English, is a popular and important festival celebrated in India and other South Asian countries such as Nepal, Singapore, and Malaysia. The festival lasts for five days, beginning 15 days after the full moon in the eighth month of the Hindu calendar. Traditional festivities include decorating the home with lights and oil lamps and enjoying delicious food together.