Diwali / Deepavali (Festival of Light)

24 October (date varies)

Diwali / Deepavali (Festival of Light)

Hindu / Jain / Sikh

Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.

In Australia, the Hindu Council hosts a yearly celebration at Parramatta Park in western Sydney. More information...

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