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Diwali/Deepavali (Festival of Lights) 2021

3 November 2021
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Namaste from Regional Commissioner Lynette and Sammy from Mt Eden Corrections Facility!

Diwali celebrations are looking a little different in the Northern Region this year, but not even an ongoing global pandemic can thwart Corrections’ staff efforts to enjoy and celebrate Diwali/Deepavali (Festival of Lights) this week.

“Diwali is a celebration of lights and a time to gather with family and friends, exchange gifts and sweets, eat, sing and dance to celebrate life. For some, Diwali is also the beginning of a new year,” explains Sammy.

While they may not be able to do much celebrating in person, the team have organised for staff to gather virtually for a unique week-long Indian cultural experience, including Bollywood dance classes and delicious cooking demonstrations.

Happy Diwali!