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Diwali the Hindu Festival of Lights


Rangoli, decorations made from coloured powder, are popular during Diwali.

This weekend marks Diwali the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere. It is a festival of new beginnings, optimism and colour, like the preparation of the beautiful Rangoli. In the “getting ready”, families clean their homes, which will encourage the Goddess Lakshmi to enter. It is about preparing the home for a fresh start to the Hindu new year.


Some of the celebrations include shopping for new clothes, making and sharing delicious fruity sweets, lighting up the homes, setting off fireworks and celebrating with loved ones.


Godess Lakshmi

Diwali is celebrated the world-over by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Newar Buddhists, all who have different historical events and stories; however, to all the festival represents the same symbolic victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil.


The celebration of Diwali in Surrey is being held at various locations throughout the city, with events taking place over a 2-week period. A couple events are:


  • On Sunday (Oct. 27), a Grand Diwali Mela will be held at Surrey’s Lakshmi Narayan Temple, 8321 140th St., starting at 1 p.m. The gathering is hosted by Vedic Seniors Parivar Center of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society.

  • On October 26th, Newton’s Taj Park Convention Centre, at 8580 132nd street is the place for a Diwali celebration hosted by South Fraser-area provincial MLA’s.

  • There are many celebrations being held; fun and enjoyment for everyone and at Discount Motor City, the premier of used car dealerships, Surrey, BC, we encourage everyone to embrace the multicultural mosaic of our beautiful region by enjoying Diwali. In Vancouver, if you are looking for Diwali events, have a look at the ICA Vancouver Website


Diwali is a reminder to us of the fantastic inclusivity that we can experience in our region and how we are able to enjoy the wonderful traditions of other cultures. We are able to learn, and adopt new seasons of holidays, and in what seems like sometimes chaotic times, we are able to celebrate and shine some light.


Discount Motor City, Used Cars Surrey


Discount Motor City

is a family-owned business offering quality used cars for sale in Surrey. We too, are a multicultural mosaic, with Italy, Peru and Canada forming our roots. In addition, our business of selling used cars in Surrey allows us to sponsor children that have become part of our family in Ecuador, Lebanon, China and Peru.


We would love to hear how you are celebrating Diwali. Why not come and visit us? We love to meet people and never push or pressure to make a sale. We have a great lineup of quality used cars for sale in Surrey, with great prices, and we believe the best customer service anywhere.


Best wishes from all of us at Discount Motor City, the premier of used car dealerships, Surrey.





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