Celebrating Diwali at the Wales Millennium Centre

Happy Diwali! (for last week). We sent photographer Lili Piggott along to the Millennium Centre to join in their celebrations.

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Meaning ‘series of lights’, Diwali (Deepavali in Tamil) 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 with the main festival night of Diwali coinciding with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month karthigai. The Centre’s celebrations took place on the 23 October, the main festival night.

 

 

 

 

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The evening included Tamil music and dance, the ancient and modern stories of Diwali with storyteller and performer Dr. Chamundeeswari Kuppuswamy and Wales Tamil Sangam’s young singers and poets.

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There was also  a fire display outside the building with a short fireworks finale.

More info on the event: http://www.wmc.org.uk/TakePart/diwali/

Lili Piggott is a second year Photojournalism student at the University of South Wales.
More work can be found at @LiliRose_PJ or contact by email at L.P_Photography@yahoo.com

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