The moment you have all been waiting for… Diwali 2017 is finally here!! This year our theme is “The Diwali Files.”
November 3 @ 7 pm
November 4 @ 2 pm
November 4 @ 7 pm
What is Diwali?
Diwali is a holiday known as the “Festival of Lights” celebrated by not only Hindus but also Jains and Sikhs in South Asia. It marks a celebration of light over darkness or good over evil and is traditionally celebrated by lighting diyas, small clay lamps. Diwali is a national holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, trinidad and Tobago. This year, the holiday fell on October 19th.
What is Diwali like at WashU?
Diwali is one of the largest student run productions on campus. Ashoka, the South Asian student association, helps put on a series of shows in Edison theatre to celebrate. Each year the show draws in a wide audience of WashU students and the shows tend to sell out. Although Diwali is a predominantly Hindu holiday, at WashU it is celebrated through a fusion of South Asian culture. This year the show will include diya lighting, a skit, a fashion show, a singing act and a variety of dance performances!
Additionally, there is a philanthropic piece to our show. This year our fundraising efforts will be donated to the Janta Inter College in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and to the Shayel Mohanty Patnaik Scholarship.
Tickets for the general public go on sale THIS FRIDAY, October 27th. They are $10 and can be purchased at Edison Box Office or online at https://