Diwali Festival and Fireworks at RDS

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The 2011 Diwali, Festival of Lights, experience will take place at the RDS, Simmonscourt, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, on Saturday 22nd October from 12 noon to 7.30pm, in spectacular fashion.

The Festival of Lights is a celebration of the Indian community in Ireland and an opportunity for the wider community to share the vibrant culture of India. Diwali in India is like Christmas in Ireland. Children and families enjoy the festival by lighting traditional lamps (diya), floor drawings (rangoli) and exchanging gifts

The festival will include Indian and Nepali dances, Irish Indian fusions dance, authentic Indian cuisine, arts and crafts stalls and finish up in a sky fest with dazzling Diwali fireworks lighting up the Dublin sky.

Diwali in Ireland is supported by Dublin City Council as part of the One City One People Campaign.  Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.ticketmaster.ie or emailing tickets@unitasisac.ie . Tickets €10 and under 12’s are free.