HANOI, VIETNAM, October 19, 2014 (Vietnam Plus): The Indian Embassy and the Indian Business Chamber in Vietnam co-organized the Diwali festival in Hanoi on October 18 in a bid to provide the local audience with an insight into the land, people and culture of India.
The event offered an opportunity for Indian people to show their respect for the Goddess Lakshmi – a symbol of happiness, prosperity, beauty and faith in the victory of the fight between good and evil.
During the festival, Hanoians were enthralled by both traditional and modern dances, culinary arts, and interesting experiments about India and its people as well as unique cultural characteristics such as yoga and traditional handicrafts. Especially, India’s custom of lighting candles attracted many people.
Diwali, one of the largest festivals in India , has become a regular activity of the Indian community in Vietnam. This year’s event was expected to attract more than 1,000 visitors.