Diwali-Festival of Lights:
A Civic Celebration on Tuesday 18th October 2022

In conjunction with Dublin City Council, Ireland India Council is delighted to invite our members and communities to join us in celebrating Diwali-Festival of Lights to be celebrated in a hybrid event in the City Hall, Dublin2 on Tuesday 18th October 2022. 

The civic celebration of Diwali is a spectacular event in Ireland that encompasses and invites members and peers from across communities to share the joys and wondrous Diwali celebration with our communities and leading personalities from businesses, academics, and politics across Ireland.

The annual celebration of Diwali signifies Irish relations with the communities celebrating the festival of lights in Ireland. It marks the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. Over 1.3 billion people celebrate Diwali in India alone. Diwali is also an official holiday in India, Fiji, Guyana, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, and many other nations. Diwali is similar to Christmas. With the conjunction of Dublin City Council, we have been celebrating Diwali- Festival of Lights in Ireland since 2008. The message of the 2021 Diwali celebration applies to people and communities of all backgrounds. The event will include, Irish-Indian music and visual arts and statements from the dignitaries.

What can I bring to the event?
An electronic or paper ticket is required for every person attending, including children. Please do not bring backpacks or oversized items. Glass or cans, alcohol, and any weapon will not be permitted. 

Admission 
The organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone under the influence of alcohol.

Photography
Professional photographers need to inform the organiser, and they need to take care of General Data Protection Regulation-GDPR at the Diwali Celebration.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You may ring at 01-4131241 between 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday, or you may also contact through email at info@irelandindiacouncil.ie.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
No

The Dress Code
Formal & National

Date
Tuesday 18th October 2022

Opening Ceremony from 07.00-9.30.00 Civic Celebration Running Order (subject to change & all times approx)

Introduction/Welcome
By IIC and DCC

  1. Opening Remarks by dignitaries
  2. The lighting of the Diwali Candle/Lamp – Background Music 
  3. Irish-Indian Music
  4. Rest of the evening for social interactions and Gala Dinner.

Closing of Diwali – Festival of Lights 2023

Closing of Diwali – Festival of Lights
on Monday 16 November 2020 at 04.00 pm -Irish Time

Highlights

Supported By

Dublin City Council
Embassy of India, Ireland
Crowley Millar Solicitors LLP
Bank of Ireland

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