The Indian Society of WA (ISWA) bring you Diwali Mela - Festival of India over 3 huge days (1, 2, 3 Nov 2019 from 3pm to 9.30pm) at Claremont Showground, 1 Graylands Rd, Claremont. This is an event that attracts around 50,000 people to this smoke and alcohol-free, family-friendly event. Entry is FREE.
There'll be food stalls serving up authentic Indian cuisine with a variety to suit everyone. Plus there'll be market stalls with traditional Indian clothing, henna services, spiritual stalls and more. A number of Indian Entrepreneurs and Banking and Mortgage entities will be there offering their services. Magician Steve Silk will be amongst the entertainment. After a recent talent hunt, you'll see the best of the best in a cultural program that includes live bands, songs, dances and performances for all ages by Indian and multicultural artists.
This event will conclude with a Ramayana Drama & Dance in English on 3rd November 2019. Also for the first time ever in Perth on the same day (3 Nov), don't miss the Ravana Dahan effigy.
There'll be a ritual burning of Demon King Ravana on Sun 3 Nov 2019, representing the victory of good over evil. A moment that commemorates the day Lord Rama killed Ravana. An extravagant display of fireworks ensue at this spectacular event at 8.30pm each day.
There's a drive to be more environmentally conscious by working at avoiding the use of single-use plastic bags. Bringing along your own reusable bags for the goodies you buy and keep cups for your drinks and cutlery for your food would be a start. With a footprint of thousands attending this event, let's all work at reducing waste and being environmental and sustainability conscious. Stay tuned and updated via the Facebook page.