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County Executive to Host Annual Celebration To Honor Indian Cultural Heritage
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 County Executive to Host Annual Celebration To Honor Indian Cultural Heritage

The following notice was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

 

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will host the County’s annual Diwali celebration on Tuesday, October 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in honor of the most important holiday in Indian culture and to highlight one of the largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County. It is estimated that approximately 45,000 residents of Indian heritage live in Montgomery County.  The free event will be held at the Executive Office Building, Terrace Level Cafeteria, 101 Monroe St., Rockville.

Known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is a holiday observed between mid-October and mid-November by people of Indian and South Asian heritage worldwide.  The celebration marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year and celebrates the victory of good over evil and light over darkness.  The community program will feature remarks, a lamp lighting ceremony, Indian dances and a reception with light refreshments.  

The event is organized by the County Executive’s Asian American Advisory Group, the Office of Community Partnerships and the Indian American community, which also sponsors the event.

For more information, or to RSVP by Friday, October 21, email aaron.chan@montgomerycountymd.gov

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