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Diwali means ‘row of lights’ in Sanskrit (an ancient Indian language).

The festival originated in India and marks the New Year’s begining. Although Diwali is largely an Indian festival, it is widely celebrated in other countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Nepal and Fiji.

More than 800 million people celebrate this festival and this year Nelson is celebrating too.

We are welcoming everyone to come and experience the traditional Indian culture. Watch live performances, taste an array of Indian delicacies (all vegetarian), participate in party games, or try on Indian outfits to embrace the traditional look. We will also showcase rangoli art and decor from our diverse culture. And not to miss the best part- No festival could be complete without bhangra and bollywood dance.

This is a no alcohol and smoke-free, family-friendly festival and will have gold coin entry.


Founders Park
87 Atawhai Drive
Nelson 7010


(022) 343 7706

Other Phone

(021) 081 56475

Open Hours

25 October - 12noon to 4pm

Founders Park

Founders Park, 87 Atawhai Drive, The Wood, Nelson 7010

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