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Dipawali - Festival of Lights

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by Debra Lidster (subscribe)
Debra, a stay-at-home mum of three, loves experiencing and sharing all that Brisbane has to offer; especially southside secrets.
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I have always been fascinated by all things Indian although I have never been to India...yet. We even named our first-born daughter India. So I was very excited to find out that Dipawali, popularly known as festival of lights,will be held in Brisbane. Last year's inaugural celebration was so successful that Brisbane's Indian community, with support from Council, has decided to do it again.

Dipawali is a celebration of the victory of good over evil (or light over darkness) which is held in India between mid-October and mid-November.

www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/


This year's Dipawali will be held on Friday, October 14th at King George Square in Brisbane's CBD.

Catch a performance by the Kathak dance group from India or learn some Bollywood dance moves. You can sample some delicious Indian food who doesn't love a curry? - from one of the Indian market stalls.

And in the evening, King George Square will be magically transformed with lights. I think it's important to experience other cultures and especially to teach our children about different cultures. This will be a perfect opportunity to do just that.

Festivities kick off at 11 am and continue throughout the day until 10 pm.
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Why? Celebrate and learn about Indian culture
When: Friday, October 14, 2011
Where: King George Square, Brisbane CBD
Cost: Free
Comments
WOW! makes me want to move to Brissy! Wish I was going!... I am too fascinated by the colours & culture of India.. its on my bucket list... ENJOY!
By Anonymous
Saturday, 8th of October @ 02:19 am
My boss celebrates this every year (he's fijian indian) and it's such a cool festival with amazing food and sweets that taste insanely good and yet they're made from smashed lentils and sugar? Definitley worth a look.
By porte - reader
Wednesday, 12th of October @ 01:05 am
Was a great event! Here are some highlights from the evening: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YleDKU255JE
By Anonymous
Thursday, 20th of October @ 11:42 pm
We went to the Dipawali celebrations at Acacia Ridge last night, (October 22). The speeches were long but the food was very good, the dancers were lovely and the fireworks finale was fantastic. I'd definitely go again.
By Sue - senior reviewer
Sunday, 23rd of October @ 06:00 am
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