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Celebrate the 2017 Auckland Diwali Festival of Lights


For the third year running, ASB is a sponsor of the Auckland Diwali Festival – an important cultural event for the Indian community and a great celebration for the diversity of our city. Also known as the festival of lights, it’s an ancient Hindu religious festival celebrated around this time every year. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.

With tens of thousands of people attending each year, Diwali showcases some of the best in Indian music, food, dance and glamour!

This year Diwali is on 22 October with the festival formally beginning two days before the night of Diwali, and ending two days after. Like major festivals around the world, rituals and preparations for the Indian festival Diwali begin days or weeks in advance. The Auckland Diwali festival will be held at Aotea Square on 14-15 October, and the Wellington Diwali Festival will be held on the 23 October.

Diwali is a significant day for many ASB people and customers. It is a public holiday in India, Malaysia, Fiji, Sri Lanka and Singapore. Diwali is typically celebrated by decorating homes and businesses with lights and candles, distributing sweets and gifts, and fireworks displays.

Come down and celebrate with us!

Hunt, Snap and win!

During the festival you have the chance to Hunt, Snap and win some impressive prizes including Air India return flights for two to Delhi, two week-long Mahindra XUV 500 leases, a SkyCity Grand Hotel Package and much more.


You just need to text ASB to 332 where you’ll find a link to our mobile site. Look for unique posters around the festival which will showcase the different prizes available. Take a photo of the posters using the mobile game to see if you have won that prize. You will receive an instant notification if you have won (note: players can only win once). If you win, you’ll need to then visit the ASB Caravan to redeem the prize. Terms and conditions apply.

Prizes include:

  • Return flights for two to Delhi (via Melbourne) from Air India
  • 1 of 2 week-long leases of a Mahindra XUV 500
  • An overnight stay in the 5-star Skycity Grand Hotel, with breakfast for two at Gusto
  • 1 of 10 Sky Tower passes
  • 1 of 50 ASB mobile powerbanks
  • 1 of 50 Hoyts movie vouchers
  • 1 of 2 $100 Skycity Food & Beverage vouchers

2017 Auckland Diwali Festival Info

  • Where:  Aotea Square, Queen St, Auckland CBD
  • When: 12pm – 9pm, Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 October 2016
  • Free entry, everyone is welcome.
  • Family friendly, non-smoking, no alcohol and vegetarian festival.

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Sangeeta Yadav
Sangeeta Yadav October 11, 2017 6:06 PM
It's my first dewali in Auckland
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Its my first dewali in Auckland.Might be interesting.
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