Punjabis to celebrate Diwali at Pinky Flat in Adelaide this year
The Indian Diwali Festival will go light up Adelaide at a CBD venue, overcoming all the limitations set on it.
Campbell Town Council had agreed to a venue in the north-east suburbs provided fireworks were not used, a ruling which prompted the Punjabi Association to look for better venue.
The festival in late October will now be at Pinky Flat by the River Torrens in the city and association president, Kuldip Chugha, said he was thrilled.
“It’s a public festival, it is open, it is free of charge. Everyone is welcome here — there will be lots of different types of music and there will be food stalls,” he said
A special council meeting this week then gave the festival the green light to use Thorndon Park — provided it excluded use of fireworks.
The Hindu festival is also known as the festival of lights and is celebrated in the southern hemisphere in spring.
Association president Kuldip Chugha said without fireworks the festival could not go ahead in Adelaide.