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FICQ presents…Diwali Indian Festival of Lights 2016
Oct 21, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pmFree
The 2016 Diwali Festival is set to light up Brisbane
The Federation of Indian Communities of Queensland Inc., (FICQ) peak umbrella body of all Indian Communities in Queensland invites members of all communities in Queensland to come and celebrate Diwali, the biggest Indian Festival of Lights to be held at King George Square, Brisbane City on Friday 21st October 2016.
Diwali is considered a signature event and generously sponsored by the Queensland Government, the Brisbane City Council and important private sector organisations. The dignitaries who attended Diwali 2015 publicly complimented FICQ on the good organisation, enjoyable cultural activities and important contribution to multiculturalism.
Diwali marks the victory of good over evil and the light over darkness. This is a message that holds true for all communities at all times.
FICQ has been celebrating this unique all day event each year since 2010. The celebrations are marked by stunning performances of classical, folk and popular dance and music. Members of the public can sample a wide range of culinary delights from the Indian sub-continent and other ethnic communities, buy a range of handicrafts and the unique clothing reflecting both traditional and modern styles and meet and greet friends and family in a friendly and invigorating atmosphere.
The grand finale is the audience dancing under the stars to the beat of the best bands in Brisbane.
Diwali is a festival for everyone – children, adults, seniors are all welcome! Join FICQ to make this an even bigger success than before.
Palani Thevar, President, FICQ, firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: +61 421 656 000
The Federation of Indian Communities of Queensland (FICQ)
PO Box 157, Spring Hill, QLD – 4004, Australia www.ficq.org.au