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Desi Club holds annual Diwali Night

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By Vivian Peng, Staff Reporter

On Friday, Desi Club hosted its annual Diwali Night event in the cafeteria from 4-7 p.m. to celebrate Diwali, a five-day festival of lights celebrated in November this year. The club sold tickets in advance for $10 each.

The night included several activities, such as coloring, dancing and participating in a raffle. To decorate, the club placed small candles intermittently on the tables. Many students also wore traditional garb for the event. 

Around 5 p.m., students gathered together for a buffet-like dinner with foods brought by attendees and provided refreshments. The meal included South Asian dishes such as samosas, paneer tikka masala and vegetarian biryani. Dr. Oscar Torres, director of equity and public programs at TESD, joined the students for dinner. Afterwards, festivities continued.

Check out some photos from the event below!

Diwali Night 12/8/23

Vivian Peng can be reached at [email protected].

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Vivian Peng, Staff Reporter
Vivian Peng is a sophomore and a Staff Reporter for The Spoke. She has covered news stories and sports games in the past. She’s a member of Conestoga Science Olympiad and likes to paint in her free time.