Diwali

Fred Gonzales

From time immemorial, Hindus have celebrated Diwali, the “Festival of Lights,” sometime between the middle of October to mid-November each year. This year, the Alamo City is taking that celebration forward, with a fete at the Alamo Plaza being billed as the biggest of its kind in the country. 

It’s called Diwali, the Festival of Lights, and Martha Henry, with the City of San Antonio’s International Relations Office, tells us it’s “a triumph of good over evil.”

Murali Subramaniam

With all the Dia De Los Muertos celebrations in town, there’s one other you may have missed. Diwali extols the victory of good over evil. It also celebrates Indian culture -- the kind that comes from India. Kausi Subramanium explains:

"Diwali San Antonio Festival of Lights will be celebrating its fifth anniversary this Saturday, November 2 from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. at Hemisfair Park," Subramanium said. "We will have live music and dancing -- dancealongs where our guests can participate in Bhangra, Garbha, as well as Bollywood Zumba."