Indians In Seattle

Diwali & Hanukkah Festivals of Light


DEC 9th 5PM-10PM

Illuminate winter by lighting the Diwali Diyas and Hanukkah Candles, accompanied by the joyous sounds of Christmas. 
We will celebrate the triumph of Good over Evil and celebrate our shared love and joy!


We, the people of the Greater Seattle area, are coming together to celebrate Diwali & Hanukkah, Chrismes and Yaldā Night in a united festival of light, in the presence of our friends from the Hindu diaspora, Jewish, Christian, and Iranian communities, along with friends from all ethnic backgrounds and cultures.


This festive gathering is inspired by the dance and traditions of Garba & Dandiya, and shall commence with a warm welcome by leaders across our communities.


when:    Saturday Dec 9th, 2023, 5PM-10PM
where:    Chinook Middle School Commons

2001 98th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 
Cost: $30/Adult $20/Child*

* Certified Kosher Dinner included from Pabla's Indian Cuisine


All are welcome

When we lit a lamp, darkness vanishes!!

No membership required, register below

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This ticket allows entry into the general venue for one adult

Program Outline:

(You are welcome to join/leave anytime between 5pm and 10pm. 7-830 is the central period of the program)

* 5-7PM Garba

* 7-8PM Diwali & Hanukkah Celebration with Dinner, Light Diyas, Hanukkah Candles, Celebration cheers by leaders, speech by the Chief Guests

* 8-10 Dandiya & Garba by all community members

Free Parking:

There is plenty of parking in three lots of the school. The parking lots are on the main address 98th ave, at the drop off loop, at the staff parking, on the west of school on 96th ave, and south of NE 18th Street at the adjoining Christian School.

Event Sponsored & Supported By:

StandWithUs, WASITRAC, BAPS Temple Redmond, 
Kent Hindu Temple, AVA retail, and the Indian Disaspora


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What is Garba?

Garba is India's cultural dance earning the

UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Status 

starting this month and it is being celebrated in many great cities incluing here In Seattle.  Please come join us. This dance was preserved through centuries in the region of Gujarat and for past many decades it is becoming one of the most widely participated folk dances in the region and worldwide through our diasporas.  Come join in to find out.