Philipsburg, St. Maarten — The St. Maarten Guyanese Association (SMGA) will on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, join with our Hindu brothers and sisters to celebrate the annual Diwali, ‘Festival Lights’.
SMGA would like to take this opportunity to wish all Hindus a Happy Diwali, especially those in the Diaspora who are spending this festivity in our adopted homeland, St. Maarten.
President of the Association, Ms. Velda Blackett is encouraging our Hindu brothers and sisters to come out and celebrate this auspicious occasion with the Guyanese Association at the Back Street meeting room in Philipsburg on Tuesday from 7:45pm.
A member of the St. Maarten Hindu Organization will be conducting the evening’s proceedings. Persons who are not familiar with this Hindu festivity are invited to come out dressed in white or Indian wear to learn more about it. SMGA will also be lighting diyas (earthen lamps) to welcome this magical time. There will be lots of Indian dishes to eat and drink. Diwali will be observed on November 7.
Blackett said this is an opportune time to celebrate and embrace love, joy, and everything else that is good. May your life be filled with infinite joy, wealth, and health. Happy Diwali to you!