Up coming Event
The ‘Indian New Year’ event on March 21st has been cancelled to ensure the health and safety of our community due the level of Corona virus outbreak in our state (WA). Please stay tuned for future events.
Diwali - 11/09/2019 (Saturday)
What a fun filled Diwali event!
A big shout out to all for showing up, and proving ownership by actively participating in our own ‘Diwali event’. We enjoyed delicious food, and talents of local community. Thanks to all the parents for preparing their kids well for the event. So heartening to witness all this happen locally. Its a great feeling to watch the spirit of being active in our community. We would like to Salute to Organizers, Volunteers, Participants and Community for bringing yet another fabulous, and wonderful event of various diversity all across the community
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Indian New Year 2019
Many Indians celebrate New Year in April who follow the lunar calendar. SWWICCA celebrated the Indian New Year on April 13th (2018). The lunar New Year is called with different names in various parts of India.
Some of the popular festival names:
Ugadi is the New Year’s Day for the people of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states in India. It is festively observed in these regions on the first day of the Hindu lunar calendar month of Chaitra.
Vaisakhi, also spelled Baisakhi, is one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar. It is the Sikh New Year festival and is celebrated on April 13 or 14.
Gudi Padwa is the traditional new year for Marathi Hindus. Gudi Padwa, also known as Gudi Padva, is celebrated on the first day of the Chaitra.
Cheti Chand is a festival which marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year for the Sindhi Hindus. The festival date is based on the first day of the year and the Sindhi month of Chet (Chaitra).
Tamil Puthandu also known as Puthuvarusham or Tamil New Year, is the first day of the year on the Tamil Calendar.
Navaratri was celebrated on 10/13/18 at Firstenburg community center with lot of enthusiasm and energy. Kids and adults indulged in Dandia and Garba dances.