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Festival of Lights
Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness. Let this flame light up our souls and dispel darkness.
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About the Auckland Diwali Festival
Diwali, ‘The Festival of Lights’ signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and the renewal of life.
Diwali - The Festival of Lights
The Auckland Diwali Festival takes its inspiration from Diwali or Deepavali (row of lamps), an important and ancient Indian festival celebrated throughout India and in Indian communities around the world.
Colloquially known as ‘The Festival of Lights’, Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and the renewal of life.
Since 2002, the Auckland Diwali Festival has grown to be a hugely popular, free, family friendly event showcasing traditional and contemporary Indian culture and Auckland's diverse Indian communities.
It is now produced by the region's cultural and economic agency, Auckland Unlimited, on behalf of Auckland Council and with founding partner the Asia New Zealand Foundation.
Check out the highlights of New Zealand’s premier Indian cultural festival in the heart of Auckland.