Monthly Archives: November 2002

Divali festival souvenir magazine 2002

Cultural ecology or, alternatively, religion and the environment.

The Indo-Caribbean Cultural Council (ICC) wishes to announce the publication and sale of its souvenir magazine – Divali 2002 in Trinidad and Tobago. The theme of the magazine is cultural ecology or, alternatively, religion and the environment.

Hindus comprise the second largest religious group in Trinidad and Tobago after Roman Catholics. Most Indians are Hindus, and Indians form just over half of the population of the tiny Caribbean island (1.3 million). For thousands of Hindus in Trinidad and Tobago, Divali – The Festival of Lights – is a sacred day. On this public holiday, other nationals join in the celebration, lighting deyas [clay lamps] at public celebrations, and visit Hindu friends who welcome them warmly into their homes.

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