Diwali is a five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and their friends and neighbours all across the globe. For each faith it marks different historical events and stories, but everywhere it represents the symbolic victory of light over darkness.
In the Northern hemisphere, Diwali is the darkest night of autumn and diyas (lamps), candles, lanterns are displayed to light the night, where celebrators gather with family and friends and light diyas (lamps), candles and lanterns in their homes.
The City of Parramatta has installed a special lighting display by the river foreshore to mark the start of Diwali on 4 November this year. Take the family for an evening riverside stroll and enjoy the festive ambiance.
Enjoy a captivating lighting display throughout the streets of Parramatta. From the river foreshore to Parramatta Square, the City will be lit up throughout the festive season.
Find out more about Diwali here.