For my radio assignment, I plan to document the Diwali celebration in Times Square on Saturday, October 7th, 2017. I would like to document this event, because it is my first time attending and I find it interesting to get familiar with a culture that is different from mine. When I researched the event, it seemed exciting and vibrant. Diwali is also known as the “Festival of Lights” and is celebrated to honor Rama-chandra, the seventh avatar (incarnation of the god Vishnu).
I want to hear what people think of this event whether or not they are knowledgeable of the holiday/event. I want to know what their thoughts are and whether it’s their first time attending. I don’t plan to be selective, I would just like to receive anyone’s intake since based on the photos, anyone would find the event magical. The event is also entirely free and welcome to anyone.