My husband and I finally attended Diwali, or the Festival of Lights as it is known, held at the McNair High School Auditorium. This year marked the 20th year of the event sponsored by the Indian Association of San Joaquin County. Diwali is the largest holiday in India, as important to Hindus as Christmas is to Christians, a harvest celebration held in the fall in October or November (Note: this event was held on November 8).
From its name I expected abundant lights. Instead there was an amazing night of dance and musical performances and stunning outfits worn by a large group of performers (many of them children) with tasty food available as a fundraiser during intermission.