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Diwali Festival

7 October, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Queen Victoria Market
Cnr Queen & Therry Streets
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
03 9320 5822

Diwali or Deepavali is an annual festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere. Enjoy the vibrant entertainment program, workshops and carefully selected food traders representing each nation. This festival celebrates light and the belief that good will triumph over evil.
We invite all fellow nations to celebrate this auspicious event where we are inviting cultural performances and cuisine from Fiji, Guyana, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Bangladesh and Sindh Province in Pakistan.
The event features a famous curry eating competition – India vs. the World, traditional henna and face painting, cultural dancers from numerous provinces of India, Malaysia, Singapore, dance and yoga workshops, community engagement and Rangoli making during the opening ceremony.