A Diwali Festival will be held in Pallara on November 10.
A Diwali Festival will be held in Pallara on November 10. Rob Williams

Bollywood dancing to feature at Diwali Festival

BOLLYWOOD dancing, colourful costumes and food will feature at a free family fun day in Pallara this weekend.

Stockland's Pallara community will host a Diwali Festival from 10am-noon on Saturday, November 10, at the Pallara Display Village, on the corner of Brookbent and Gooderham Rds.

Saturday's action-packed program will also incorporate cultural craft displays, henna tattooing, and children's activities, as well as a Bollywood dance performance. Afterwards the dancers will conduct a 20-minute class that everyone can join in.

Diwali Mela, commonly known as the Festival of Lights, is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in the northern hemisphere each year in October and November.

Spiritually, the festival signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair.

Stockland's acting Queensland general manager for residential, David Laner, encouraged families to come and join in the festivities.

"Pallara's Diwali Festival will kick off a series of six upcoming events at our display village, celebrating the summer weather as well as providing families with a host of great ideas for new builds and renovations," he said.

"This will be an opportunity for families to relax, meet each other and enjoy a range of free entertainment, marking an important cultural celebration."

Pallara is located in southwest Brisbane, roughly 30 minutes from the Ipswich CBD.


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