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Datebook: October 26 – Happy Diwali!

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Diwali, popularly known as the “festival of lights,” is a festival celebrated between mid-October and mid-November for different reasons. For Hindus, Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes. For Jains, Diwali marks the attainment of moksha or nirvana by Mahavira in 527 BC. It’s an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore, and Fiji. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.

Happy Diwali! Here’s  a fun video from The Office.

It’s Wednesday, October 26

Chanticleer performs at the Union City Civic Auditorium Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Twelve male voices from countertenor to bass perform original interpretations of vocal literature across the ages. Tickets are $20 at the door or by membership, which includes concerts in Dyersburg.

Tomorrow Hopkinsville Community College English professor Taylor Carlisle leads a book discussion in the Christian County Public Library Board Room at 6:30 p.m. It’s about Jaimy Gordon’s 2010 National Book Award Winning, Lord of Misrule, set in the world of horseracing.

Sunday brings the Race to the Canal to LBL. There are mountain bike races for all ages and ability levels with 31 classes and prizes for the top 3 in each, weather permitting. Register at Wood-n-Wave in Grand Rivers Friday and Saturday, at the start and finish point on Kentucky Lake Scenic Drive Sunday from 7:30 to 8:30, or online at

Help WKMS reach its fundraiser goal of $130,000 in community support by 8 p.m. Saturday. Click pledge now at Thanks.


Written by Matt Markgraf

October 26, 2011 at 10:22 am

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