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Adelaide's Biggest Deepavali Festival 2019

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A Festival of Lights
Celebrated in autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the South Hemisphere, Deepavali (diwali, dipavali), known as the festival of lights, is a celebration observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists. Deepavali symbolises the spiritual victory of light (knowledge and consciousness) over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.

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Deepavali 2016 Photo: Hindu Council Australia - SA


Typically celebrated over four to five days, there are many preparations and rituals culminating on the third day coinciding with the darkest night of the Hindu lunisolar month Kartika.

In the leadup, celebrants prepare by cleaning, renovating and decorating homes and workplaces. At the culmination, revellers will dress in their finest clothes, illuminate their homes, light fireworks, indulge in family feasts and share gifts.

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Deepavali 2016 Photo: Hindu Council Australia - SA


The Hindu Council Australia SA invites you to join them for a day full of family fun at their family and multicultural event, Adelaide's Biggest Deepavali Festival on Saturday 19 October 2019 from 1 pm to 10 pm at the Jubilee Pavilion, Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Road, Adelaide.

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Photo: Hindu Council Australia - SA


There will be lots of fun for little kids and big kids. Parents can help their children to create a poster of their dream in the Poster Making Competition open to children 2 to 12 years of age. Sketch it, paint it or doodle it with the theme being deepavali, ramayan, dashera.

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Deepavali 2016 Photo: Hindu Council Australia - SA


Enter the Rangoli Competition and express your inner artist by drawing by hand intricate patterns. Generally done on the floor of a house or on the road or courtyard, the designs make the area look beautiful. Rangoli designs are considered to bring good fortune and divine blessings. A variety of materials can be used, such as powdered rice, flower petals, chalk and coloured sand. Call Darshan Prajapati (0420633345), Shruffad Patel (0469731815) or Subhashree Murali (0452247327) to register.

There will be food stalls, art and cultural exhibitions, open dance floor, competitions, kids and youth activities and multicultural stage performances. This is a full day of fantastic celebration.

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Deepavali 2016 Photo: Hindu Council Australia - SA


This free event is non-alcoholic and vegetarian.
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Why? A full day of celebration
When: Saturday 19 October 2019 1 pm to 10 pm
Where: Jubilee Pavilion, Adelaide Showground, Goodwood Road, Wayville
Cost: Free entry
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