- Posted October 26, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Diwali, the festival of lights
Melbourne Celebrates Diwali - The Festival of Lights
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
The Indian equivalent of Christmas, also known as the Festival of Lights, is believed to be a symbol of prosperity, bring happiness your house and where good reigns over evil and darkness. It not only has a National but a religious significance to the various religions in India.
To Celebrate this festival there we many dance performances from various local and international artists who were not just Indian but from other countries. There were olden Goldies from Bollywood movies were played by “The Fifths”, an upcoming prominent live band in Melbourne.
Another very important aspect was the White Ribbon campaign that addresses the violence against women. Everyone at the event took the oath that “swear never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women”
SBS Punjabi Radio did a live broadcast on Air from the Square, which involved lots of big beat songs and dancing. This got all the crowd members young and old shake a leg.