Diwali Celebration 2020

UQ Wellbeing in partnership with UQLife will hold a special event to celebrate Diwali, the Indian Festival of Light on 13 November, from 3-7pm at Campbell Place at the St Lucia campus.

What is Diwali?

The Indian Festival of lights has many terms including Deepavali, Dipavali, Dewali, Deepawali. In Sanskrit, the word Deepavali translates to ‘a row of lights’, and this is a term more commonly used by South Indians to refer to the festival. In contrast, the North Indians use the modified ‘Diwali’.  Although the legends that go with the festival are different in different parts of India. However, Hindus, Jains, Newar Buddhists and Sikhs all celebrate the spiritual victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance.

We invite all students to come along to enjoy the Diwali experience with free traditional Indian food, music and activities. We invite you to wear your traditional dress to this event.  Check out the program below. Registration is not required and this event has a Covid Safe Plan.

Event Program

Time Activity
3-7pm

Henna tattoos

Get a traditional 100% natural henna tattoo from the Henna Shack.

3-7pm

Tea light decorating

Get creative and decorate your own tea light to bring home.

3-5pm

Tradition Diwali Lantern Making

Make your own beautiful lantern to hang at home.

3-5pm

FREE mango lassi and Indian chai tea from Miss India

3-5pm

Live traditional Indian music with Indian drums

Fuze-Box: Fuze-Box is a contemporary South Asian Fusion Band performing popular songs with its own touch of raw and acoustic sound.

5-7pm FREE Indian street food and dessert from Bollywood Bar
5.30-7pm

Interacitve upbeat Indian music

Fuze-Box: Fuze-Box is a contemporary South Asian Fusion Band performing popular songs with its own touch of raw and acoustic sound.

5.30-7pm

Light activation

Participate in our light activation to illuminate the Grassy Knoll.

UQ acknowledges and thanks Allianz Global Assistance for supporting this project.