Biggest Indian festival takes place in Dublin

By Cormac O’Connor and Fionnuala Holohan.

Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is the biggest festival in India and the 40,000-strong Indian community in Ireland celebrated it this year in November 17th at the Citywest Convention Centre.

The festival of Diwali celebrates “the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance”, according to the organizers of the Dublin event Unitas-ISAC.

To find out more about the festival or other activities for the Indian community in Ireland, just go to

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