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Diwali Festival of Lights

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The festive season is upon us and we are gearing up for a grand celebration of Diwali, a must-attend event of the season.
The Diwali Festival of Lights returns for its 8th year with a bang to light up at Shoppers World Brampton, on November 4th. This is GTA’s largest FREE indoor event, presented by Scotiabank in association with Suhaag.
Event details:
Date: Saturday, November 4th, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (SWB hours 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Location: Shoppers World Brampton
Essence of Diwali:
The festival of lights, symbolizing victory of light over darkness is celebrated for over five days. It marks a new beginning giving the celebration a feel of new year, which automatically inspires people to wear their best and gather for meals with near and dear ones while lighting fireworks, colourful oil lamps made from clay, and exchanging gifts.
Gifts and Shopping:
Diwali celebration also means visiting families and friends and exchanging sweets and savories and other gifts. It is not unusual to find decorated gift boxes filled with dried fruits and nuts being exchanged at workplaces and homes. Anything in gold including coins and jewelry is also gifted to make the recipient’s new year prosperous and successful, along with big-ticket purchases. And in recent years, gifts like clothes, and products: mobile phones, perfume, tech gadgets, and more, have become very popular.
Mouth-Watering Delicacies:
Home-made or store bought, celebrations are meant for enjoying a variety of food.
The market is flooded with different brands selling many favourites including ready-to-eat mini samosas filled with lentil and spices, roasted salty mung dal, crispy, thin potato sticks also known as aloo bhujia. A unique mix of roasted peanuts, cashews, raisins, deep fried crunchy gram flour sticks known as mixture is another favourite.
As we are all aware, sweets play a huge part in celebrations, and Diwali is no different.
Sweets including jalebis, gulab-jamuns, motichoor-laddoos, fig barfi, squash petha, rasmalai, basundi, and other rich sweets are added to the sumptuous meals served.
Cultural Extravaganza:
This year’s event is the perfect opportunity to beat the cold and engage in a fun-filled day of musical performances including bhangra, giddha, dhol, singing, and interactive Bollywood dance workshops.
“At Scotiabank, it is important for us to continue to support the thriving communities where we live and work and celebrate moments that bring us together,” said Munsif Sheraly, Director of Customer Segment Growth Strategy at Scotiabank. “We are excited to participate in the festivities and celebrate with our colleagues, customers and the broader community.”
Children’s Corner:
There will also be fun elements for children: from a magic show to face painting, and stage giveaways!
Visit our website for a full list of performances and activities.
Join us in celebrating Diwali 2023, one of the biggest and most popular festivals in the South Asian community and experience the joy, warmth, fun, and cultural diversity that makes this festival truly amazing.


November 4
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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