Diwali Fair to light up The Venue at weekend

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HOSTED by the East London Hindu society, the fifth Diwali Fair will be taking place this weekend at The Venue at Hemingways Mall.

FESTIVE FAIR: The Diwali Fair will be taking place at The Venue at Hemingways this weekend

This year the fair promises to be a beautiful explosion of colour, culture and flavour in honour of the traditional five-day Hindu celebration of the Festival of Lights.

“The festival is acknowledged by Hindus worldwide who perform traditional cultural activities together. The fair is our way of sharing our Indian culture, traditions, food and colourful clothing with the greater East London community,” said the East London Hindu Society’s Dhiren Naran.

This will be the first time the fair will be taking place at The Venue and will boast new and varied stalls. Garba, the traditional folk dance, will also be introduced as part of the fair for the first time.

The entertaining programme is jam-packed with vibrant Bollywood dancing, modelling, traditional Garba and cooking demos on offer, as well as delicious home-cooked meals and hot snacks available all day.

There will also be a team of ladies applying henna art, as well as a chai (spiced tea) garden, for those who seek light refreshment.

The fair will take place on Sunday from 9am to 4pm, with free parking available at The Venue. Entrance is R20, with free admission for children 10 years and younger.

For more information, contact Dhiren Naran, 082-304-0471 or Jeetesh Bhika, 072-430-8810.

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