Experience new cultures and traditions in Victoria
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With the holiday season fast approaching, this is a great time to experience new cultures and traditions from around the world! And Victoria is a great place to do this, with our rich multicultural population and variety of awesome events. This winter, be sure to check out a new event or activity you may have never tried before! And be sure to bring your family or friends to share the experience with.

Diwali Cultural Show | November 2

Diwali is India’s annual festival of lights, and an important event in Indian heritage and culture. The Victoria Hindu Parishad & Cultural Centre is hosting its annual Diwali celebration at the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium on November 2nd. This event will feature Indian classical and semi-classical dances, Hindi and Punjabi Bollywood music, plus lots of other musical entertainment! Local artists will also be joining to showcase India’s rich cultural heritage. The show is at 6 pm and tickets are just $20.

Victoria International Jewish Film Festival | November 2 — 5

The annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival (VIJFF) returns to Victoria this November 2nd to 5th! The festival celebrates its films as “explorations of Jewish culture and… artistic expressions of broadly shared human values”. Screenings take place at the Vic Theatre in the heart of downtown Victoria. This year’s festival includes 9 feature films from all around the world, including Israel, Austria, and Canada. A festival pass to all movies and special events is $100 or $85 for seniors and students. For single screenings, tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

The Nutcracker featuring Ukrainian Shumka Dancers and the Victoria Symphony | November 29 — December 1

Experience a classic holiday ballet with a Ukrainian twist at the Nutcracker, featuring Ukrainian Shumka Dancers and the Victoria Symphony. The stars of the Kyiv Ballet (National Opera of Ukraine) will be performing the classical ballet fused with powerful Ukrainian folk dancing. This telling of the Nutcracker is infused with Ukrainian traditions and symbols, costumes and sets designed by the National Opera of Ukraine’s Maria Levitska, and “grand orchestral versions” of Tchaikovsky’s iconic score. There will be 4 showings of the performance at the Royal Theatre, including 7 pm shows on Friday, November 29th and Saturday, November 30th, plus two 1 pm matinees on November 30th and Sunday, December 1st. Tickets start at $49.
There are so many wonderful opportunities to discover and celebrate new cultures and traditions in Victoria this November! Days Inn Victoria Uptown is proud to be conveniently located in uptown Victoria, within easy distance of our historic downtown and many other rich, multicultural neighbourhoods. After these events, be sure to continue your global travel experience by checking out locally-owned shops, galleries, and restaurants that are an integral part of our multifaceted, multicultural community.
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