Thika Hindus Begin Diwali Celebrations.

As Hindus throughout the world began observing the festival of lights, Thika Town residents have been asked not to get terrified of noise from fireworks explosions in the evenings.

According to a circular released by Mr. Devan B Shah the Secretary of Thika Gymkhana, Kenyans of Asian descent started setting off fireworks last night for the Diwali celebrations.

They have been granted permission to hold fireworks displays for three days beginning yesterday (Tuesday 17th October 2017) to run up to tomorrow (Thursday 19th October 2017) from 7pm to 11pm.

They have requested for tolerance especially for the neighbouring estates and schools that will be affected by the noise.

Diwali, the most important Hindu festival, celebrates the victory of good over evil. Also known as Deepavali, a Sanskrit word meaning “rows of lighted lamps”, it is also celebrated by Jains and Sikhs.

Diwali falls between October and November, but the exact date changes each year as it is marked by the Hindu lunar calendar and lasts five days in total, with the festival of lights falling on the third days of celebrations, which is marked on the 15th day of the Hindu month Kartik.

FROM THIKA TOWN TODAY, HAPPY DIWALI AND A PROPEROUS NEW YEAR!


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