Diwali Festival of Lights 2011
|When:||8 October 2011 to 9 October 2011|
|Venue:||Aotea Square and Aotea Centre, THE EDGE |
|Phone:|| 09 301 0101|
Diwali dancer photographed by Bali Virk
India’s best-loved festival, Diwali symbolises the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and the renewal of life. Families light small oil lamps (diyas) around the home and set off fireworks to celebrate.
Now you too can enjoy a taste of authentic Indian culture at Auckland’s 10th Diwali Festival of Lights on 8 and 9 October in Aotea Square and at Aotea Centre, THE EDGE.
Bring along the whole family to sample the colours, sounds, tastes and spicy aromas of India.
Highlights of the festival include delicious food stalls, traditional and contemporary dance and music, the hotly contested Bollywood dance competition and a grand finale fireworks display on the Sunday.