How Indian Australia celebrate festivals in Australia
While the season of festivals is about to kick start back home in India, Indians in Australia don’t let the distance impact the spirit of celebrations over here in Australia. The street on Diwali night definitely resonates with Christmas here in Australia, where Indian decorate and illuminate their houses with lights and rows of diyas (clay lamps).
While Diwali means different things to different Indian cultures,the festival symbolizes the victory of righteousness and Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped, who symbolizes wealth, happiness and prosperity.
This year Diwali the festival of light is falling on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and while individual celebrate Diwali with family and friends; there are many events which are held in Australia to celebrate Diwali.
These events often feature different food stalls, dancing and musical performances, sometimes organised fireworks and burning effigy of King Ravana.Overall these events give people an opportunity to get out of their houses and celebrate Diwali with wider Indian community.
Diwali although is not a designated public holiday in Australia, it does falls on the Australian calendar of cultural and religious dates and thus form a part of cultural leave in many organisation across Australia. Dependent on your work arrangement you might be eligible for the same.
Indian Events in Australia to celebrate Diwali
->Deepavali at Martin Place on Friday 26 September 2014 more details on Deepavali
->UNSW Vishwaas Fire to Earth: A story of Ram and Sita at UNSW Science Theatre, Anzac Pde, Kensington,Sunday, 5 October, 2014 at 6.30pm to 9.30pm.More Details
->Diwali Celebrations on 12th October 2014 in Cherrybrook Greenway Park, Cherrybrook,12:00pm to 8:30pm,more details at Australian Indian Cultural Council Inc Facebook Page.
->Deepavali Fair on 19 October 2014 at Parramatta Park more details on Deepavali
->Rendezvous Events Presents, Melbourne’s Dhamaal Diwali Cruise Party from Dock 9 Central Pier Docklands on Saturday, 18th October 2014. Boarding 6:45PM Sharp For 7:00PM Departure. More details on Rendezvous Events Website
->The Diwali Festival of Light 2014 at Fed Square on Saturday,25 October, 12pm – 9.45pm,Free admission, More details at Celebrate India.
->The Swan Festival of Lights at Langley Park on Wednesday, 22 October, 4:30 pm -9:00 pm, Free admission, More details at their Face book page.
Diwali Mela 2014″The Festival of Lights”, Fremantle Line Trains Stop at Showgrounds Station, more details at Diwali Mela Website
->Bollywood Diwali Cruise Night 2014 in Adelaide on 24th October 2014 at Port Adelaide Wharf, 7:30 PM Sharp to start the Party at 8:00 PM – (Cruise Leaves Port at 8:00 PM).More details
Punjabi Association of SA Inc. Presents Multicultural Diwali Mela in Adelaide on 19th October 2014 at Thorndon Park Paradise, Adelaide on 19th October 2014,11:00am – 9:00pm.Free Entry.More details
Diwali Celebrations in Brisbane on 18th October 2014 at Runcorn Heights State School, 6pm to 10pm More details Shree Sanatan Dharam Hindu Association of Queensland Inc. Presents “Diwali Celebrations”
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