Diwali Fest to light up Ho Chi Minh City this October
(VNF) - The Diwali Fest 2017, the annual Indian Festival of Lights, is expected to attract more than 1,200 people in Ho Chi Minh City on October 14th, according to the Indian Business Chamber in Vietnam (Incham).
Diwali Fest 2016 hosted by the Indian Business Chamber in Vietnam (Incham). (Photo: VNA)
The event will take place at the GEM Centre at 8 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street in District 1 from 5:30pm until late.
Attending the event will be expats and Vietnamese, including officials from government departments, foreign missions, the Indian Embassy, the Consulate General of India and corporations and businesses.
Diwali, known as The Festival of Lights, signifies triumph of goodness over evil, light over darkness, the spirit of kindness, and the joy of sharing.
It is an ancient Hindu festival and annually celebrated not only in India but all over the world.
The preparations for Diwali start weeks before the festival date and the rituals extend over a five-day period.
On this occasion, people usually light lamps and candles inside and outside their homes, pray for wealth and prosperity, display fireworks, and exchange gifts.
According to Incham, Diwali Fest 2017 will live up to the true spirit of the event.
This year’s attraction is Bollywood playback singer Ravi Shukla and Purva Mantri to rock the evening, showcasing Indian culture and glimpses of Bollywood performances.
Ravi Shukla Multifaceted is singer and the winner of Star Voice of India second season. And Purva Mantri, a versatile artist, has shared the stage with almost all the Bollywood singers, and has performed in more than 200 live shows.
Folk dances in Gujarati, Rajasthani, Marathi and Punjabi, Classic form and Bollywood Item numbers by Rhythm Dance Troupe will be another highlight of the evening.
Non Stop Energetic and lively entertainment over a time of 4 hours. (Photo: INCHAM)
Dilbagh Singh, Incham’s Chairman, said the festival would offer an authentic experience of India for guests.
“It will make you feel that you are on a festival site in India,” he said.
The festival will feature authentic Indian cuisine, traditional dancing and musical performances, delicious Vietnamese food, raffle draw and a free flow of drinks.
Ticket prices are VND 900,000 (USD 40) for adults and VND 400,000 (USD 18) for children aged 4-12, and free for children under four.
For more information about the event and ticket purchases, contact the Incham Office in HCM City.
Part of the proceeds will be donated to charity./.