Auckland Diwali Festival 2021 is cancelled due to COVID-19.

Auckland Diwali Festival 2021

Festival cancelled
Online celebration coming soon

The Auckland Diwali Festival is cancelled due to uncertainty about whether Auckland will be in Alert Level 1 in time for the festival. We want to thank the community and everyone involved in the festival for their support and understanding.

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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.

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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.

Diwali erformers looking down at camera in traditional dress


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.