HCDSB Celebrates Hindu Heritage Month
In 2016, the Government of Ontario proclaimed November as Hindu Heritage Month in recognition of the important contributions that the Hindu community has made to Canadian society. 
Hindu-Canadians have made significant contributions to Canada’s social, economic, political and cultural fabric. Their outstanding achievements are recognized across all fields: science, education, medicine, law, politics, business, culture and sports.  
Hindu Heritage Month is an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about Hindu-Canadians and the important role that they have and continue to play in communities across Canada.  
Throughout November, we invite you to learn more about the fascinating heritage of Hindu-Canadians. Together, let’s celebrate the people that make our communities so unique!

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Diwali ~ November 14, 2020

Diwali is the biggest of all celebratory festivals that members of the Hindu community celebrate – falling in either October or November, depending on the cycle of the moon. This year, Diwali falls on November 14, 2020.
Quick Facts About Diwali:
  • Diwali is one of the most important religious celebrations in Hinduism.
  • Diwali is a celebration of light over darkness and goodness over evil.
  • Hindus all over the world spend up to five days in rituals and gatherings in celebration of hope and righteousness in the world.


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