24 October 2010

Wellington Dawali Festival

This weekend - our Labour Day Weekend - we headed down to the TSB Arena for the 10th Annual Wellington Dawali Festival.  We went with our friends Rhys, Finn and Luc.  Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival that marks the beginning of the Hindu new year. It is a time for celebration in India and by Indian diasporas abroad, with families lighting lamps, candles and fireworks to symbolise the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil.  This year the two day festival was attended by over 25,000 people.  We stayed for a few dances and performances, poked around the booths and definitely ate some good Indian food.

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