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Diwali Festival coming to Spokane this weekend

News Story by Matthew Kincanon

UPDATE: 10/20/22 at 12:15 p.m.

Wall street food festival has been canceled because of weather.


The Diwali Festival will be celebrated in Spokane on Saturday, Oct. 22, at River Park Square.

The festival is one of the major holidays celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs, and it is celebrated during the Hindu lunisolar month of Kartika.

Events include a Rangoli art contest and vegetarian food festival.

Through the city-wide art contest, Spokane’s United We Stand plans to celebrate the vibrant and iconic traditions of Diwali. Cash prizes range from $100 to $500 depending on age group.

The contest is open to anyone of all ages. Entries will be judged based on originality and creativity, and participants must be a resident within a 50-mile radius of Spokane.

The contest will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at River Park Square Mall. The food festival will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wall St.

The festival is free and open to the public.

You can learn more about the rules for the contest here. For more information, contact [email protected].

Matthew Kincanon
Matthew Kincanon
Matthew Kincanon is a communications coordinator with a journalism and political science degree from Gonzaga University. His journalism experience includes the Gonzaga Bulletin, The Spokesman-Review, Art Chowder, Trending Northwest, Religion Unplugged and FāVS News. He loves being a freelancer for FāVS because, having been born and raised in Spokane, he wants to learn more about the various religious communities and cultures in his hometown, especially Indigenous communities.

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