Diwali - also known as the 'Festival of Lights' - is Wellington's local Indian and South East Asian communities' most vibrant cultural celebration.
The lighting of lamps at this ancient Hindu festival symbolises the triumph of light over darkness and the renewal of life.
The Wellington festival takes place in October each year and is presented in partnership by the Wellington City Council and Asia New Zealand Foundation.
Diwali showcases contemporary and traditional Indian music and dancing, food and crafts, exhibitions and workshops, and children's activities.
Past activities and workshops have included sari tying, rangoli (traditional decorative designs made on floors or courtyards) and Indian games.
26 October, TSB Bank Arena And Shed 6, Queens, Wharf
For more information on this year's event, see: Diwali Festival of Lights - Asia NZ Foundation
The 2016 festival is funded by Western Union and Cottrell Law, in collaboration with Asia New Zealand Foundation and Wellington City Council.