WILLETTON-BASED Indian Society of WA (ISWA) in collaboration with other Indian associations, will host Diwali the Festival of Lights at a grand multicultural carnival called a Mela at HBF Arena, Joondalup on October15.
Gates will open at noon for the festival, one of the states largest multicultural celebrations that attracted 6000 people in 2015.
President of ISWA Ram Bansal, said that he was pleased that more than 30 Multicultural Associations would joing ISWA to celebrate Diwali.
He encouraged all members of the community to come along and enjoy the Diwali Mela 2016 celebrations with food stalls, cultural performances and fireworks.
Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Mike Nahan said Diwali celebrations were joyful, bright and colourful family celebrations that welcomed the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.
“We are all West Australians with a rich and diverse heritage. Diwali Mela is another opportunity to embrace our fantastic cultural, religious and linguistic diversity,” he said.
“I’d like to wish WA’s Indian communities a very happy Diwali.”