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INCHAM to hold Diwali festival for the Indian community in the Ho Chi Minh City

INCHAM will be hosting Diwali Gala 2016, one of biggest festivals for the Indian community in the Southeast Asian country

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11 October, 2016 : Indian Business Chamber in Vietnam (INCHAM) will be hosting Diwali Gala 2016, one of biggest festivals for the Indian community in the Southeast Asian country.

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This is all set to bring exciting surprises for all. It will include Bollywood performances, authentic food cuisines and a free flow of drinks. Organizers have also invited Indian playback singers like Raja Hasan and Pragya Sodhani to and make it a memorable event.

One of INCHAM’s annual opportunities, this festival will have part of its money obtained from the event donated to charity INCHAM said in the press release.

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The event is expected to be attracting thousands of guests including expats and Vietnamese, foreign missions, government officials, and other business chambers in the Ho Chi Minh City.

Diwali or Deepavali which is also known as ‘The Festival of Lights,’ is one of the most ancient Hindu festivals which is celebrated every year.

Diwali night coincides with the darkest or the new moon night according to the Hindu calendar month Kartika

Apart from India, Diwali is also widely celebrated in countries like Sri Lanka, Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius and many other Hindu populated countries.

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The Diwali Gala 2016 will be taking place at GEM Center in District 1, on November 5 in the Ho Chi Minh City.

Diwali is a festival which signifies the victory of the light over darkness. It is also one of the most sacred festivals of the Hindu mythology.

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