Diwali breaks out on October 19

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A team of energetic locals led by Amar and Dee Trivedi is planning a bright and beautiful Diwali festival here on October 19, at the Sunderland Lounge, top of Hudson Bay Road, from 5pm onwards.

Called #BlingonPoint, the focus for 2019 is #DiwaliwithaDifference – Unity & Diversity.

Says Amar: “Our aim is to connect everyone in our diverse community. Don your blingiest outfits and bust out some zany dance moves – because Hobsonville’s Diwali Festival – #BlingonPoint – is back… bigger, better, brighter, and funner than before.”

Details can be found here for this is a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT – Gold Coin donation welcome

~ Light up your Life with Diwali fun, food and festivity
~ A colourful celebration of light, love, music and joy

This Festival of Lights will be the first big event to happen at  our brand-spanking new community hall, The Sunderland Lounge.

You can enjoy:

– Delicious Indian street eats and snacks (from Indigo – $5 a plate)
– Al’s Kulfi and Falooda – delicious Indian ice cream and yum drink
– Traditional Welcome (arti n diyas)
– Live Indian music performance
– Bollywood party (music and dancing)
– Henna painting (mehendi)
– Rangoli Designs & Decorations

There are MANY PRIZES TO BE WON (such as Best Dressed Male & Female – Mr & Ms Diwali on Point). Put on your brightest Indian wear, sarees, cholis… light up the night with your friends, family and fellow Pointers!

The organisers would love you to share this event on your social media – using hashtags: #blingonpoint #festivaloflights #DiwaliAkl2019 #weareallconnected

And they’re thanking all our local governing bodies, Auckland Council, Hobsonville Point Residents Society, local businesses and sponsors for their support and exciting prizes.

ALL are welcome to join in the celebration, and mix ‘n’ mingle in the positive spirit of Diwali.