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Palermo Tamil community celebrates Oli Vizha

Around 1000 Tamils gathered in Palermo, Italy, last weekend to celebrate Oli Vizha - 'festival of light' - a cultural and community showcase which returned to the city after two years of hiatus caused by the global pandemic.

Organised by the Tamil Chaplaincy of Italy, a representative organisation of Tamil Catholics, and with participation from Tamil schools and representatives from Palermo's Hindu temples, the event was an opportunity for Tamils in Palermo to showcase and celebrate the community's cultural and academic achievements over the past year. The event was also supported by intercultural group 'Arcobaleno di Popoli', and Palermo civil society.

The event featured musical, dance and drama performances as well as prizegivings for various community competitions.


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