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Nov 9, 2012 8:48 AM by AP

Shreveport's Asian Gardens celebrate Diwali

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A day of Asian food, music and dance is scheduled at an inner-city park in Shreveport.

Fireworks will cap the Asian Gardens' first Autumn Festival, celebrating an important festival in the Hindu calendar.

The Asean Foundation is holding Shreveport's Diwali (dee-WAH-lee) celebration on Saturday, the first day of the five-day festival of lights.

The park has 16 small gardens, each representing an Asian country or an aspect of Asian culture. Street food from many Asian countries will be sold there from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Afternoon performances of Indian dances will be followed by an Indian dinner for $15, and fireworks starting about 8 p.m.

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Information from: The Times, http://www.shreveporttimes.com

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