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Diwali - Eid

Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Diwali - Eid

What is Eid al-Adha? It’s a major Islamic holiday that celebrates the sacrifice that Abraham was willing to make of his son, Ishmael, when Abraham was commanded to show his commitment to Allah. Eid al-Adha means feast of the sacrifice. Then, the angel Gabriel substituted a lamb for Ishmael after Allah was convinced that Abraham would sacrifice Ishmael to prove his faith.

 

What is Diwali? It is a major Hindu, Sikh, and Jain “festival of lights” that celebrates the New year. Diwali celebrates the return of Rama and Sita. The Prince Rama and his wife, Sita, were banished from their home by their father. One day, Sita is kidnapped by the ten-headed demon, Ravan. With the help of the monkey warrior, Hanuman, Rama rescues Sita. Diwali celebrates the day Prince Rama returns and is crowned king.

 

What is Eid al-Adha? It’s a major Islamic holiday that celebrates the sacrifice that Abraham was willing to make of his son, Ishmael, when Abraham was commanded to show his commitment to Allah. Eid al-Adha means feast of the sacrifice. Then, the angel Gabriel substituted a lamb for Ishmael after Allah was convinced that Abraham would sacrifice Ishmael to prove his faith.

What is Diwali? It is a major Hindu, Sikh, and Jain “festival of lights” that celebrates the New year. Diwali celebrates the return of Rama and Sita. The Prince Rama and his wife, Sita, were banished from their home by their father. One day, Sita is kidnapped by the ten-headed demon, Ravan. With the help of the monkey warrior, Hanuman, Rama rescues Sita.

Diwali celebrates the day Prince Rama returns and is crowned king. What are we doing on Nov. 9? On Nov. 9th, a few speakers will discuss the origins of Eid al-Adha and Diwali.

Afterwards, we have 3 performances, which consists of UNC’s Bhangra Team, Wake Forest’s Apsara, and a Tae-Kwon-Do recital.

Is there free food? YES!! There is free, authentic South Asian food at the event. We will serve samosas, pakoras, gulab jamun, and stuffed lamb. The meat is halal.

Is anything else free? YES! We have t-shirts at the event. We also have candles and chalk like paper people can decorate. Anything else? We have a henna station at the event. There will also be a DJ equipped with Bollywood music. This is a free event open to everyone.

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Event Type

Multicultural / International

Department

Student Activity Fee, Administrative

Group

ASIA (Asian Student Interest Group)

Contact name

Sara Shi

Contact email

shis11@wfu.edu

Contact phone number

(646)688-8310

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