Young Hindu dancers, called Aaja Nachle perform at a Diwali celebration/SpokaneFAVS file photo

Spokane area Hindus celebrate Diwali

Spokane’s Hindu community gathered to celebrate the victory of Dharma Saturday night, with dancing, skits and traditional Indian food.

More than 200 people from Spokane, Pullman, and some from as far as Montana, gathered at the Comfort Inn downtown to commemorate the sacred holiday, which is known as the Festival of Lights. During the festival many Hindus place lamps around their homes to symbolize good (light) over evil.

In the U.S. Diwali fell on Nov. 3 this year.

Several local Sikhs joined in Saturday night’s celebration. Sikhs celebrate Diwali to commemorate the release of their sixth guru from captivity.

View more photos of this event on our Facebook page.

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