Hindu Council of Australia presents”¦

Deepavali at Martin Place, Sydney on

September 26, 2014 from 11am onwards”¦

Pre Diwali Celebrations in Martin Place….


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This September, Martin place is going to be full of buzz, fun, colour, culture and celebrations right in the middle of Sydney CBD. On the second day of auspicious Navratri, the pre Diwali celebrations will be held at Martin place on the 26th of September from 11 morning to 7 in the evening. The celebrations will include school children with their cultural showcases and performances, numerous cultural performances, singing routines, flash mob dances, folk dance workshops, attractive traditional costume photobooths, Henna art stalls and Indian food stalls.

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This sneak peek into the Deepavali Fair at Parramatta park on the 19th of October, will kick off with pooja arti, kids performances followed by a wide spectrum of talented individual and group performances. The stage will be active between 12 ”“ 2 and 5 ”“ 7 pm and in between, visitors will experience lots of interesting and exciting things to do such as garba and dandiya worskhop, kids flashmob, Bollywood flashmob, henna tattoo art, photobooth with traditional costumes and yoga workshops.

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The all day long Martin Place Diwali gig has been organised by the Hindi Council of Australia and is anticipated to involve more than 300 performers and participants, 100 volunteers and over 6000 people engaging through the course of the whole day.

There will be plenty of other surprises and freebies coupled with an anticipated palm reader in the house, in case you would like to know things about your future! Several dignitaries and important personnel from the Government, Media, Consulate and community will be present to support and inspire at the event.

The highlight of Deepavali at Martin place this year is a competition called “corporate performance challenge” that will involve and engage the working professionals in and around the city to participate and have some fun along with some zest to win the prize monies!

Community stalls from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds will be present along with many other stalls and stations on the day. With over 30 volunteers that are working towards the planning of the event; and over 70 of the much required volunteers joining on the day, great streamlining and preparation has gone into the outline of the event.

Overall the event is anticipated to be a huge success and will officially mark the beginning of Navratras, Dusshehra and Deepavali in Sydney.


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