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Wellington Diwali festival 2017
The lighting of lamps at this ancient Hindu festival symbolises the triumph of light over darkness and the renewal of life.
The festival takes place in October each year and is presented by the Wellington City Council.
Diwali showcases contemporary and traditional Indian music and dancing, food and crafts, exhibitions and workshops, and children's activities.
Past activities and workshops have included sari tying, rangoli (traditional decorative designs made on floors or courtyards) and Indian games.