A young dancer performs at the 14th annual Diwali celebration at Muriel Arnason library in Langley. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

A young dancer performs at the 14th annual Diwali celebration at Muriel Arnason library in Langley. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

VIDEO: celebrating Diwali in Langley

Muriel Arnason library marks event for 14th time

“I’m, going to go home and get my kid,” one dad could be heard saying.

“He loves samosas.”

The father didn’t know Muriel Arnason library in Langley was celebrating it’s 14th annual Diwali festival until he walked in.

For several hours onj Saturday, the library, located in the Township of Langley Civic Facility at 20338 65 Ave. was the scene of traditional dancing, food, henna and face painting to mark one of the most widely celebrated Indian festivals, and all of it was free.

Diwali, which means “a row of lights,” marks the victory of good over evil and the beginning of the New Year in India.

The event drew a good turnout, with people of all ages filling the premises, including a number of local dignitaries such as MP John Aldag, Township councillors Bob Long and Petrina Arnason and City councillor Rudy Storteboom.



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Traditional dancers perform at the 14th annual Diwali celebration at Muriel Arnason library in Langley. Dan Ferguson Langley Times

Traditional dancers perform at the 14th annual Diwali celebration at Muriel Arnason library in Langley. Dan Ferguson Langley Times