Diwali spots still available
Applications are open for stallholders and performers who want to help light up Auckland at this year’s Auckland Diwali Festival.
The ‘‘festival of lights’’ signifies the victory of light over darkness and is India’s most important holiday of the year.
The event is presented by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) and Asia NZ Foundation and will take place in Aotea Square and Queen St on October 11 and 12.
‘‘Auckland Diwali Festival is one of the major cultural events in our region, and represents a great opportunity for Aucklanders and visitors of all ethnic backgrounds to experience a traditional Indian festival,’’ATEED chief executive Brett O’Riley says.
Groups and performers who want to be considered for stage and street performances and the Radio Tarana Bollywood dance competition must apply by July 31.
Stall sites are available for vegetarian food, sweets, craft and henna vendors or to promote community organisations and businesses. The deadline for stallholder applications is July 25.
Celebrations: Aucklanders wanting to get involved in this year’s Diwali Festival are urged to get their applications in this month.