The 2019 Diwali Mela is scheduled in Claremont Showgrounds over 3 days on 1st, 2nd and 3rd November and 35,000-40,000 people are expected to attend the carnival. The event will have fireworks display on both days and is a great family friendly event with focus on activities for children. Diwali Mela has cultural activities from 3pm till 9.30pm including fireworks at 8.30pm. There will be nearly food stalls and general market business stalls at Diwali Mela.
Diwali also called the “Festival of Lights”, is an ancient Indian festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Indian Lunisolar month Kartik. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October and mid-November.