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Saturday, October 17
12:00 p.m.
Free Event

In lieu of a cancelled in-person event, the festival is offering a virtual presentation.

Diwali: Lights of India is part of the Virtual Festál 2020 series, supported through grants from 4Culture & ArtsFund. Tune in October 17th at 12pm - 3:30pm. 

The 8th annual Diwali: Lights of India is organized by Northwest Share, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization run by 100% volunteers. Northwest Share promotes arts, culture. education, health and humanities.

This year, owing to restrictions placed on large public gatherings, they are going virtual. Please join from home to experience and enjoy this grand live cultural festival, captured forever for viewing on your computer, laptop, or mobile device!

All the performances are exclusively created and produced for this virtual Diwali festival. The grand lineup is comprised of performances by local and international artists from India. Most of the performances by local artists are recorded at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center.


  • Great Musical extravaganza:
  1. Local music organization "Temple of Music"
  2. Ms. Lalitha Mohan, accomplished classical musician from Chennai, India
  3. Acclaimed violinist, Akshay Ganesh Rajagopalan (son and disciple of world-renowned violin Maestro Ganesh Rajagopalan) & friends from Chennai, India.
  • Classical dance performances by local dance schools:
  1. Bharatanatyam by Nrityalaya
  2. Odissi by Urvasi Dance Ensemble
  3. Mohiniyattam by Mohini Dance School
  4. Folk dances by the local dance school Chennai Beats dance academy
  • World's oldest martial arts: Kalaripayattu by Douglas Ridings
  • Visual Arts Gallery, showcasing Madhubani paintings by Deepti Designs
  • Mixing of spices by Harry Terhanian from Northwest Share
  • Cooking demo: Making Diwali sweets by Meghna Avnish Patel, Itiffin4U
  • Diwali fireworks

Enjoy this grand cultural festival showcasing the beautiful art and culture of India, with your family and friends, from the comfort of your home.

Happy Diwali to everyone! Let this festival of lights bring happiness, health, prosperity and peace to everyone.

Northwest SHARE lives by the motto that cultural exchanges are important to the future of the community. To this end, they conduct various festivals:

  • Festival of Compassion
  • Dance for Peace
  • Diwali: Lights of India
  • VegFest

They also participate in Hempfest, University District Fair, Northwest Folklife Festival, Fremont Fair, etc.

Free Food: The free food truck pilot started in April 2018 and in its 3rd year, has grown to roughly 600 plates being distributed five times a week.
Education: Through Synergy Learning Academy and Manasamskriti, they offer K-6 holistic education and preserving ancient language and art forms.

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2020 Diwali Flyer

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