Sacramento, CA: Over 100 members of the Indian community celebrated Diwali ‘Quarantine Style’ with a parade of cars decorated with lights here.
Celebrated under the auspices of Sacramento chapter of SEWA, a service organization that originated in India, the parade in Roseville on November 8 attracted many from nearby suburbs.
People dressed in traditional Indian clothes, with children and family waving, cheering, showcased their cars with decorated lights depicting the spirit of the Diwali festivity, according to a media release.
Many local Americans also joined the parade. Some taking pictures at the starting point told the organizers that the decorations and lighting were so refreshing and certainly created a positive vibe.
Despite the record extreme cold weather, people came from Sacramento suburban cities including Elk Grove, Folsom, Orangevale, Rancho, Rocklin, and Roseville, with their decorated vehicles.
Local Indian Americans spent hours decorating their cars with colorful LEDs for The Diwali Car Parade.
On this occasion, Sewa received more than 50 pounds of canned food donations through this Diwali food drive and donated the food collected to the local food bank.
Sewa thanked local business Reliance Supermart for providing sweets to all the parade participants.