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Six Methodists and Latter-day Saints learn about Diwali

"Anaseini Lewenivula remembers Di­wali when she was a five-year-old living in Nadi," the Fiji Sun reported last week.


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Thirty-seven years later she is reliving that memory in a unique way at a flat near Suva.

“This is so special because I am one of six iTaukei women celebrating the Festival of Lights,” Mrs Lewenivula said.

“We may belong to a different culture and religion, but that should not stop us from celebrating. It helps us to understand the Hindu religion and the Indo-Fijian culture.

“With this understanding we can break down the walls that seem to divide us.”

Read the entire article at the Fiji Sun.

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