Canada Diwali RazzMatazz (DRZMZ), an annual festival established by Indo-Canada Arts Council (ICAC), a Canadian not-for-profit organization, conceptualized it in 2014, began the 7th Diwali festival from October 17 to last until November 15, 2020. Join us to enjoy this month-long virtual festival of lights!
Considering the provincial and city guidelines during the global pandemic, ICAC engages and entertains the community members with exciting, creative, and interactive virtual festival online this year. The festival programming consists of musical concerts, dance performances, creative workshops with competitions, and of course, an innovative display of FIREWORKS from the comfort of your home.
WHEN: October 17 to November 15, 2020, | 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm daily
BRAMPTON: OCT 17–23, 2020
NIAGARA FALLS: OCT 24–30, 2020
MISSISSAUGA: NOV 1–15, 2020
DIWALI — traditionally known as Deepawali — is the Hindu festival of lights, usually lasting five days and celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika (between October and November). One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.”
Hindus celebrate Diwali to mark the homecoming of Lord Rama after his jubilant victory over demons. Diwali is the largest community festival and celebration of culture & heritage. Diwali is celebrated worldwide by Sikhs, Punjabis, Gujaratis, Jains, Bengalis, Buddhists, Tamils, Nepalis, Sri Lankans, and East Indians.
Ram Leela — 9 episodes x 45-minute, nine days.
- Singing competition — With the celebrity jury, the winner will be sponsored to India to record a single at a famous Bollywood studio, distributed for India’s 75th Independence celebrations in 2021.
- Fancy Dress Competition — Sponsored Prizes for the two children groups.
- DIWALICIOS Food festival with cook-off competition and recipe challenge.
- Laddoo and Samosa Eating Competitions.
- Henna Tattoo Art Competition — Prizes for the artist and the one who carries it.
- Social Media Competitions — Sponsored prizes.
- Virtual display of FIREWORKS!
Indo-Canada Arts Council (ICAC) strives to promote and develop the bilateral exchange of Arts & Culture between India & Canada. ICAC works and gets support from various individuals and organizations, including government and non-government agencies, to enrich our community with artistic values and cultural heritage. The festival series is funded in part by Canada Heritage and Celebrate Ontario funding programs from Canada’s governments and the province of Ontario.
In previous years, DRZMZ witnessed over 100,000 people in audiences, and this year, this free virtual event aims to outreach an even larger number of community members worldwide.
This year Diwali RazzMatazz creative Director is Tushar Unadkat.
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ICAC reminds you to follow the government guidelines, wear masks, maintain physical distancing, and stay safe!