Diwali Celebrations in Chicago

Diwali, the five-day Festival of Lights, is one of the most important holidays in India and is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists around the world. It commemorates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance.

Chicago has a large and vibrant Indian American community, and Diwali is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout the city. Here are some of the best places to celebrate Diwali in Chicago:
  • Millennium Park: Grand Diwali celebration with live music and dance performances, cultural activities, and a fireworks show.
  • Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago: Diwali puja (worship ritual) and celebration open to the public.
  • BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir: Diwali puja and celebration open to the public.
  • Kalapriya Center for Indian Performing Arts: Diwali festival with live music and dance performances, cultural activities, and food vendors.
  • Bar Goa: Diwali fundraiser supporting South Asian mental health.
In addition to these public events, many Indian American families and organizations also host their own private Diwali celebrations.

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