The 26th annual Deepavali Festival filled the South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan with delicious Indian cuisine, laughter, and an attempt at a world record on Sunday, Oct. 6. The festival, celebrating the return of Lord Rama, is known for being a festival of light and life. Traditional Indian attire and Deepavali greetings were worn proudly among the crowds, despite the autumn chill.
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