Georgetown : This evening the eve of the Hindu festival of Deepavli (Diwali), the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha hosted their annual Motorcade. More than 13 floats from Mandirs across the country took part to usher in the festival of lights. The floats started at the Shree Krishna Mandir in Campbellville along the East Coast Public Road and will end at the LBI ground where there will be a cultural show and the judging of the floats.
Among dignitaries at the starting point were the President of the Dharmic Sabha Reepu Daman Persaud, Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, Culture Minister Dr. Frank Anthony and Trinidad’s chutney singer “Hit Man”.
Deepavli means " row of lights" is a National Holiday in Guyana. It is known as the darkest night and one practice Hindus will light diyas in the evening. There are many stories attached to this bright festival which originates from India.