Indian culture on show this weekend

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Rich spices and aromas will fill the air in Jordan Springs this Sunday, with the traditional Hindu festival, Diwali.

The ancient festival known as the “festival of lights” will pay tribute to Diwali with food tasting, Indian jewellery, body henna, and traditional performances.

Jordan Springs resident, Maddy Deva, is delighted Jordan Springs will be celebrating her culture through Diwali celebrations.

“As the largest and most important festival in India, the celebration is incredibly important to our culture,” she said.

“Lendlease has provided a fantastic opportunity for locals to learn more about Hinduism and the fact they’re encouraging the wider community to get behind and celebrate Diwali feels really special.”

Locals can also join in with Scintillating Dance and Fitness, who will showcase their high energy Bollywood-style fitness routines.

“By participating, local residents will be able to learn about an ancient tradition that’s celebrated by many in the region, and have the chance to engage and meet with others in the local area,” said Lendlease General Manager NSW/ACT Communities, Arthur Ilias.

“The Diwali celebrations are an example of some of the fantastic opportunities Jordan Springs provides for residents and the wider Penrith region to come together and enjoy a rich, cultural experience.”

The festival runs from 2pm-4pm on Sunday, November 8 at the Jordan Springs Town Centre.

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