Hundreds to Gather for Lincoln Diwali Celebration

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Hundreds gathered Sunday evening at the Cornhusker hotel to celebrate Diwali, considered by many to be the biggest and brightest of all Indian celebrations.

The event, which started at 5:30pm in the hotel's ballroom included classical and folk dances, traditional foods and displays of light.

Many families celebrate the tradition, which originated in Ancient India by decorating their homes and sharing sweets with friends and neighbors.

In different parts of India, Diwali is celebrated for different periods of time but the final day of this year's celebration is on November 13th.