By ASHTOSH SINGH
“If you’re looking for a truly unique cultural experience, Fiji is the place to be this October and November”
The country is set to celebrate in spectacular style during the annual Indian Diwali Festival of Lights, 31 October-2 November 2013 with the theme “Pamper your family with sweetest Diwali ever”, at RB Patel Jetpoint Martintar, Nadi, Albert Park/Victoria Parade Suva.
A highlight of the Festival will be the ornate light and candle decorations that look spectacular at nightfall, beautiful Indian sweets and snacks and homes that are opened to family and friends for a time of rejoicing in inner light.
This festival intends to create an environment where tourists, families and friends will get a chance to shop, socialize, and enjoy to the fullest.
This year we will be having Film Production team from India who will be designing the concept and the programmes for this year similar to last year
Visitors to Fiji will be in for a real treat with highlights of the Festival including agricultural shows, entertainment, shopping and amusement rides on Thursday 31st November from 6.30pm and from 7pm on Saturday 2nd November.
Saturday’s activities on the 10 November also include a “National Hindi Oratory Competition” from 10am-2pm and a multi-cultural night, Ram Leela Group From India, Masti Group Dance, Desi Beats.
The final night of the festival is sure to be a show-stopper and will include a brilliant closing ceremony, fireworks display and live band from 7-11.30pm. Bus services to Lautoka and other areas would also be provided.
Diwali is the festival of the attainment of nirvana by Mahariva, one of the great heroes of the Indian culture, back in 537BC.
Celebrated by Sikhs, Hindus and Jains, the festival is celebrated over a five day period according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar.
Meanwhile, the Official Launching of the National Diwali Celebration will be done on 26th September 2013, during the Official Premiere of the Movie Supermodel.