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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 12:03 pm

PHOTO ESSAY: Wellington hosts Diwali Festival of the Lights

Diwali, a traditional Indian festival with a wide following among the general Wellington community, took place on October 23 this year at the TSB Arena.

It is an ancient Hindu festival. The lighting of the lamps which occurs at the event represents renewal of life and the victory of light over darkness.

The Wellington City Council manages the event, which features authentic Indian food, art exhibitions, dance and cultural performances, and stalls selling a variety of products.

High level dignitaries, including several MPs, attended the festival, along with hundreds of Wellingtonians.

Wellington Diwali Festival 2017

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