Council accused of disrespect after trying to move Diwali forward

Investigations have begun after Auckland Council upset the Hindu community by trying to hold the Auckland Diwali celebrations a month before the actual religious festival.

Diwali, the Hindu festival celebrating victory of light over darkness, falls on November 11 this year.

However, the council-controlled Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (Ateed) had planned to hold Diwali celebrations in the city in mid-October. Continue reading

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