Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fireworks New York City, Brooklyn , Sunday, Oct. 7

The fireworks you heard tonight are part of the celebration of Deepavali Melaby (Deepavali Mela / Diwali Festival 2012) by the Association of Indians in America, Inc. The holiday is also known as Diwali, or the "Festival of Lights."

They're being shot off at Pier 16, South Street Seaport in Manhattan.

According to Wikipedia, Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama, along with Sita and Lakshmana, from his 14-year-long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana. In joyous celebration of the return of their king, the people of Ayodhya, the Capital of Rama, illuminated the kingdom with earthen lamps and by bursting firecrackers. During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

10-05-2014: Another event today started at 8 AM officially. Set- up and rehearsals started shortly after 6 AM. (Including PA/amplifier tests.) It's now going full blast at 10:20AM with amplified shouting and drum playing, audible to all of north Brooklyn Heights. It's time to put the local politician's feet to the fire on this one. I don't care what organization it. Residents should not be subjected to this abuse weekend mornings all spring, summer, or fall. You can't blame the police. The fault lies with the local politicians. They can put their feet down and insist to local and state legislatures that no sound permits be issued in this area at this time. It's time to get political, folks. Here's to peaceful, quiet weekend mornings in 2015.