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Participate In Our Diya Ceremony & Dance Party At 7pm

Click Here to Join Us on Zoom at 7 PM to Participate In Our Diya Ceremony & Dance Party.

Or copy and paste the link below into your browser to join.
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EVENT DETAILS

All times listed are in U.S. Central Standard Time

*Event timings are subject to change.

All times listed are in
U.S. Central Standard Time

*Event timings are subject to change.

9:00 AM

YOGA

Begin your day with us as we take you through a relaxing and reflective flow to energize your body and mind throughout the day.

9:45 AM

HEALTHY INDIAN COOKING

Indian food is full of healthy ingredients and flavorful spices. Join Dr. Illuri and Dr. Thangudu to learn more about the benefits and how to make a delicious Indian inspired lunch! Click here for the list of ingredients.

10:15 AM

ZUMBA… BOLLYWOOD STYLE!

Get ready to burn some calories with this fun Zumba workout set to catchy Bollywood hits!

11:15 AM

KOLAM

Learn how to make a traditional, South Indian, floor art design, specially created for Diwali SA 2020.

11:30 AM

HENNA DESIGN

Don’t be bummed that you can’t get your henna tattoo this year! Join this segment to learn how to do your own design.

2:00 PM

SAREE/PAGDI DEMOS

Did you know that there is not just one way to tie a saree? We’ll be demonstrating just a few styles to keep your look fresh. The men can also learn how to tie a traditional dhoti and a pagdi (headwrap)!

2:30 PM

VIRTUAL TRUNK SHOWS

See our full vendor list below, and tune in for live trunk shows, to check out their newest collections! Keep checking in for the up to date schedule. Connection links will be posted the day of the event.

5:00 PM

HAPPY HOUR

Get ready for the program with a “desi” (Indian) infused cocktail, sure to get you pumped! Click Here For the Ingredients List. Click Here for the Syrup Recipe.

5:15 PM

NEVER HAVE I EVER… LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT SENDHIL RAMAMURTHY!

Don’t miss as we catch up with Sendhil, a San Antonio native, about growing up Indian in San Antonio, breaking away from stereotypes, learning how to persevere in the acting world, and find success.

5:45 PM

SPEED PAINTING

If you have never seen the mastery of Vilas Nayak before, here is your chance! Watch this self taught artist as he transforms a blank canvas into an amazing work of art in just minutes.

6:00 PM

Diwali Past & Fireworks!

Let’s relive some of the fun of the in person celebration over the past years and enjoy fireworks from the best seat in town!

7:00 PM

DIYA CEREMONY

Lighting a diya is the most significant part of a Diwali celebration, reminding us to share the warmth and brightness of light with all around us. We invite you to light a candle and join us virtually so we can celebrate this together. Connection links will be posted the day of the event.

Click Here to Join Us on Zoom at 7 PM to Participate In Our Diya Ceremony & Dance Party.

Or copy and paste the link below into your browser to join.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89969394171?pwd=dmVOZHhXcTFSZWFPYlRYYzVrNFZCUT09

 

7:15 PM

DANCE PARTY WITH DJ LAKHA

This year, it won’t be too crowded, it’s not too late for the kids, and you don’t have to worry about the weather. Stay connected after the diya ceremony to enjoy a dance party with all of your friends from the convenience of your own living room! We recommend connecting to an external speaker to maximize your experience. Connection links will be posted the day of the event.

PRESENTERS

Akash Shah

Arti Thangudu

Bhargavi Mani

Bhargavii Mani

Davida Lahood

Davida Lahood

Hetal Nayak

Lakha Singh

Lisa Preston

Sendhil Ramamurthy

Sendhil Ramamurthy

Suhail Arastu

Swati Jain

Usha Bulusu

Vidhya Illuri

Vidhya Illuri

Vilas Nayak

Vijaya Botla

Diwali SA Virtual Bazaar

Shobitam

Silk Threads

Gaatakatha

Yuvis and Coco

Henna on Ceramics

Diwali SA Food Court

India Oven

(210) 366-1030

Madurai Mes

(210) 524-8161

Biriyani Pot

(210) 561-8874

Pastries n Chaat 

(210) 352-5588

Community Involvement

Sewa International

Awaaz San Antonio

HELPLINE: (210) 446-6464

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