The Mexico en la Piel Cultural Society were among several groups performing during the Festival of Light: Bringing Light to Learning celebration held last Saturday at the Clarke Theatre to mark Diwali.

The Mexico en la Piel Cultural Society were among several groups performing during the Festival of Light: Bringing Light to Learning celebration held last Saturday at the Clarke Theatre to mark Diwali.

PHOTOS: Mission’s Diwali celebration attracts huge crowds

Entertainment included Dasmesh Punjabi School youth dance and a multicultural component of Irish, Mexican and Ukrainian dance numbers.

The Festival of Light: Diwali took place at Mission’s Clarke Theatre on Oct. 26.

The event was hosted by the Mission Community Services Society.

This year the theatre lobby was transformed into a marketplace where people were able to purchase jewelry and other accessories, sample foods, visit community booths and have their hands painted by henna artists.

Entertainment included Dasmesh Punjabi School youth dance and instrumental performers; a multicultural component of Irish, Mexican and Ukrainian dance numbers; the University of the Fraser Valley Bhangra team and more.