Posted by: Orlick | September 25, 2008

Diwali in Jackson Heights – Oct 12, 2008

You heard it here first: October 12th, 2008 – Diwali in Jackson Heights, Queens

Official Poster

Official Poster

Diwali is called the “Festival of Lights” observed by Indians in general, but more religiously by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. It celebrates victory over evil, and uplifting of spiritual darkness. You may remember this from the show “The Office” when they had the party with Kelly and her family and Michael makes a fool of himself…

The VP The Jackson Heights Merchants Association gave me the scoop. We worked together at the Jackson Heights Food Festival (which I still haven’t given a full review of on here). He manned the Raja Sweets Stand and I took care of his and the booths around him.

They expect 10,000 visitors that day to 74th Street in Little India, Jackson Heights. There should be lights, fireworks, food, and people dressed in an interesting manner.

This is not JH, but it is a celebration in of Diwali in the UK…

Diwali in WikiArticle on someone having a Diwali in NY compared to India
Office Diwali episode Wiki



  1. […] Sunday, October 12, 1pm-6pm Diwali Mela 2008 Festival of Lights Jackson Heights Merchants Association 74th St. Kalpana Chawla Way btwn. Roosevelt Ave. & 37th Ave., Jackson Heights, Queens Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is celebrated each fall with loads of gifts, weeks of fire crackers leading up to and following the actual holiday, and, of course, plenty of ladoos for all. Fireworks, food, and 10,000 visitors are expected to make the Jackson Heights New York-ified version of the raucous and glittering Indian celebration a truly memorable October fest. Read a little more here. […]

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