Diwali Celebration

UQ Wellbeing invites you to a special event to celebrate Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights on 4 November, from 3-7pm at UQ Art Museum Lawn at the St Lucia campus. Please join us and enjoy the Diwali experience with free traditional Indian food, live entertainment, workshops and activities! We invite you to wear your traditional dress to this event. Registration is not required and this event has a Covid Safe Plan.

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.

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

Check out the full program below!