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Mother India Events

मदर इंडिया इवेंट्स

Our events bring people of all walks of life together to celebrate culture and food. Whether it’s bringing together non-Muslims to celebrate Eid, non-Hindus to celebrate Diwali, Vaisakhi or Holi, we welcome all with open arms and embrace the differences which define us.

Diwali

दिवाली

Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world.

Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.

The festival is usually some time between October and November, with the date changing each year.

This year, it begins on Sunday 27 October and lasts for five days, with the main day of celebrations taking place on Tuesday.

Vaisakhi

वैसाखी

Vaisakhi – the Sikh New Year festival – is one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar. It marks the start of the Punjabi New Year, but it is also a day to celebrate 1699 – the year when Sikhism was born as a collective faith. It is celebrated on 13 or 14 April. This year, it falls on Monday the 13th of April

Holi

होली

Holi is a Hindu festival that celebrates spring, love, and new life.

Some families hold religious ceremonies, but for many Holi is more a time for fun. It’s a colourful festival, with dancing, singing and throwing of powder paint and coloured water.

Holi is also known as the “festival of colours”.

Holi marks the arrival of spring and the end of winter. It is usually celebrated in March.

Holi also celebrates the Hindu god Krishna and the legend of Holika and Prahlad.

Eid

ईद

Eid literally means a “festival” or “feast” in Arabic. There are two major eids in the Islamic calendar per year – Eid al-Fitr earlier in the year and Eid al-Adha later.

Eid al-Fitr features two to three days of celebrations that include special morning prayers. People greet each other with “Eid Mubarak,” meaning “Blessed Eid” and with formal embraces. Muslims are encouraged to forgive and seek forgiveness.

The other festival, Eid al-Adha, is the “feast of the sacrifice.” It comes at the end of the Hajj, an annual pilgrimage by millions of Muslims to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.