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Tauranga Diwali Festival

Saturday 15 October 2022




Sat 15 October, 16:00-21:00


Historic Village

The annual Diwali festival celebrates South Asia’s unique heritage and cultural practices. It is India’s most anticipated and celebrated jubilee, being known as the Festival of Lights. It lauds the victory of truth, light and wisdom overcoming the darkness of oppression and ill-intent. This event is about celebrating cultural diversity in our Tauranga region, For a gold coin donation at the Village gate, our audience can expect five hours of traditional and modern South Asian music and dance from local and nationally renowned artists, a captivating Ramayan drama performance, informative snippets about the Secrets of Diwali, delicious vegetarian Indian street food, a rangoli art display for people to join in, henna body work, free South Asian-themed face painting, Indian crafts, and plenty of diyas (clay lamps) to paint and display.