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Celebrate the Festival of Diwali at the Dandenong Markets
Diwali Festivals are all about celebrations and food. Diwali is India's Festival of Light. It is a time when people come together to celebrate that good conquers evil and light conquers dark.
Dandenong Market is celebrating the Festival of Lights with a fun day of free entertainment for the whole family. The Dandenong Markets are at corner of Clow and Cleeland Streets, Dandenong. This event will be held on Sunday 4th November 2018, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
At this particular market, there will be traditional live music and Bollywood-inspired performances, including dancing and Bhangra dance. As well as this, there will be the usual great line up of food trucks and stalls for your convenience! There will be about 15 pop up food trucks and stalls, as well as 30 of their permanent street food traders at the market. You can check out these permanent stall holders by clicking here.
If you have never attended a Diwali Festival, then this could be your first one! You will be back next year after attending one of these! Here you will experience traditional Indian customs including sari wrapping and henna hand painting.
All Diwali activities and performances are free. Also on Sundays at the market, there is free parking.
Love chilli in your food? Then this is the place to go! They are passionate about bringing their unique traditional Indian food to spice up your life. This food is full of rich flavour and well worth a try.
The Original Chai Co. make quali-tea chai! It is an award-winning traditional Indian tea house serving Original Chai tea.
You can see the full list of Diwali food traders at this link.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS The following are all FREE performances and activities put on especially for Diwali:
10.00 am - Sikander 11.00 am - Vishver Rangayathanaya 12 noon - Cathy-Lea Dance Works 1.00 pm - Variations
2.00 pm - Bollydazzlers
3.00 pm - Bhangra Regiment Melbourne
ALL DAY - Free henna hand art
ALL DAY - Free sari wrapping
ABOUT THE DANDENONG MARKETS
The Dandenong Markets are also known as the "world market".
They are a 150-year old traditional working market in Melbourne's South East. They are a haven for fresh produce and ingredients that are normally difficult to find.
During the course of a year, these markets see about 5 million visitors, many of whom are looking for authentic and fresh produce.
There are generally over 200 market traders who cover an area of about 8,000 square metres. Dandenong Market has so much to offer with everything from honeycomb - fresh from the beehive, to flowers straight from the farm, to fruit just picked from the orchard.