On Nov. 2, Resorts World Casino New York City in association with Angels Caribbean Entertainment Group of Companies hosted a Diwali Utsav celebration in the casino’s Central Park event space.
Nearly 1,000 spectators from around the city came to enjoy the festivities. Diwali Utsav, also known as the “Festival of Lights”, is the most widely celebrated festival amongst Asian Indians, who make up a significant portion of the population in nearby Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park.
Diwali Utsav celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.
The celebration was also apparent in the neighborhoods with residents shooting off fireworks Saturday and Sunday nights.