Source: Sun Sentinel
On November 11, 2004 Sun Sentinel reported, "the gratitude of Thanksgiving, the gift-giving of Christmas, the fireworks of New Year, the lamplight of Hanukkah -- Divali has much that many Americans would find familiar. The five-day Hindu festival, which starts at sundown today, has all that and more. It incorporates gratitude to a benevolent goddess and a victorious king. It's a time for open and closing accounts, personal and financial. A time for making friends and for making up... A Divali festival is set for Saturday at the North Miami Beach Performing Arts Center. About 100 members of the University of Miami's Indian Students Association will sing, dance and present a sketch."