A student smiles as she holds a small candle.
Students stand with hands over their hearts as the national anthem is sung.
A diverse group of students pose, wearing colorful saris at the Diwali celebration.
A co-ed dance team performs with smiles on their faces.
Students smile as they light a candle together.
An all-female dance team performs a dance.
A co-ed dance team performs with smiles on their faces.
A co-ed dance team synchronously leap in the air with smiles on their faces.
A co-ed dance team performs with smiles on their faces.
An all-female dance team wearing blue jeans and cropped t-shirts perform.
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Photos: Emory celebrates Diwali

Nov. 8, 2017

Emory Indian Cultural Exchange (ICE) hosted its hugely popular Diwali celebration on Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. Most commonly referred to as India's "festival of lights," Diwali symbolizes the beginning of a new year of happiness, goodness and prosperity.

Students lucky enough to snag tickets to the sold-out event turned out in colorful saris (many purchased through ICE's sari sale to benefit The Invisible Girl Project) and other festive attire to enjoy a traditional Indian dinner, performances by multiple dance teams and a cappella groups, as well as an open dance floor.