The Indian Association Luxembourg (IAL) is organising its annual Diwali Festival Gala on Saturday 18 November 2023 from 17:00 at the Centre Culturel Merl (26 Rue St Hubert).

Diwali is the "festival of lights", India's biggest and most important holiday of the year, lasting five days and including the worship of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi. It symbolises the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance". Diwali is one of the major religious festivals in Hinduism, and is observed in Jainism and Sikhism and, although not a primary festival of Buddhism, it is celebrated by some Buddhists. This year, Diwali falls on Sunday 12 November 2023.


17:00  Doors open
17:30  Arti/Pooja
17:45  Bar opens
18:00  Dance performance from the Luxembourg-based Indian dance group "LuxInDancers"; all Indian regional associations present in Luxembourg
19:00  Buffet Dinner  
20:00  Continuation of performances
21:00  DJ and Open Floor
22:00  End

Cost: adults €30 (members), €35 (non-members); children aged 6-12 years €20 (members), €25 (non-members)

For full details, including registration, see