Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is a hindu celebration that signifies the victory of light over dark. I volunteered to help out with the rangoli booth, in which we used colorful sand or powder to create a design. I also helped with cleaning up and any other tasks that were needed throughout the night.
I helped in the organization of the University's Diwali event. I helped get decorations and supplies together as well as any other jobs such as cleaning up for the day and painting/creating designs.
We volunteered to help a temple in any way we possibly could to host and mange a Diwali festival, also known as the Festival of Lights. This was a great opportunity to not only help a temple of my culture but to also make some great new memories in Austin.
Good experience! Was a little crowded, though, which made things a little difficult.
Met a lot of cool people, got bit by ants, but it was worth it #be the change