Canada’s Niagara Falls will be the host for the festival of lights, Diwali this year with complete fireworks. This Diwali celebrations will be the first ever and is being organised by the non-profit Indo-Canadian Arts Council (ICAC) with support from the Niagara Park Commission.
ICAC’s founder director Ajaay Modi was thrilled to receive the permission for the celebration and said “We wanted to have a landmark destination for Diwali to be observed in Canada and we wanted an iconic location.”
While Diwali falls on November 7 this year, the celebration will be held on October 14. The reason is that the later it gets, the weather for an outdoor event of this nature is less welcoming. PM Modi also said, “That’s one drawback of being in Canada, it gets very cold!”
In addition, he said the number of Indian-origin people settled in the Niagara region has increased in recent years since many more students have started enrolling in colleges and universities in the area.