Hopkinton’s Legacy Farms North neighborhood held its second annual Diwali festival on Saturday afternoon, with more than 400 people attending the event at Ashland High School.
About 200 individuals took part in singing, dancing and other performances, and the day was capped with a group dinner.
The event raised more than $1,000 that will be donated to Hopkinton Public Schools, according to Falgun Patel, one of the organizers.
In addition to serving as a celebration of the Indian holiday, Saturday’s event also was designed to “educate everyone what Diwali is, why we are celebrating it and the history of it,” Patel explained. The neighborhood hosted a couple of other recent celebrations, but “Diwali is the biggest one of them all because everyone comes together for this event annually.”
Patel said there are number of volunteers who help with the planning and logistics, and they hope to “continue it every year and do something good for the community.”