Celebrate the 2018 Auckland Diwali Festival of Lights

17 October 2018 / Published in News & Stories

For the fourth year running, ASB is a sponsor of the Auckland Diwali Festival – an important cultural event for the Indian community and a great celebration for the diversity of our city. Also known as the festival of lights, it’s an ancient Hindu religious festival celebrated around this time every year.  The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.

With tens of thousands of people attending each year, Diwali showcases some of the best in Indian music, food, dance and glamour!

This year Auckland’s Diwali Festival will be held at Aotea Square on Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 October, with the Wellington Diwali Festival being held on the 23 October.  The official date of Diwali is actually on Wednesday 7 November, but like major festivals around the world, rituals and preparations for the Indian festival Diwali do begin days or weeks in advance.

Diwali is a significant day for many ASB people and customers. It is a public holiday in India, Malaysia, Fiji, Sri Lanka and Singapore and is typically celebrated by decorating homes and businesses with lights and candles, distributing sweets and gifts, and fireworks displays.

Come down and celebrate with us! 

Hunt, Snap and Win!

During the festival you have the chance to Hunt, Snap and Win some great prizes including a corporate box to a summer event at Eden Park for 20 people, a double pass to the ASB Classic, a double pass to the ASB G9 and much more.

You just need to text ASB to 332 where you’ll find a link to our mobile site. Look for unique posters around the festival which will showcase the different prizes available. Take a photo of the posters using the mobile game to see if you have won that prize. You will receive an instant notification if you have won (Note: players can only win once)

If you win, you’ll need to then visit the ASB Caravan to redeem the prize.

Prizes include:

  • A corporate box to a summer event at Eden Park for 20 people.
  • 5x double passes to a summer event at Eden Park
  • 6x double passes to the ASB Classic
  • 10x double passes to the ASB G9
  • 50 Bluetooth Speakers

Hunt Snap and Win Terms and Conditions: https://asb.co/2PIRcNQ

The limited edition the Diwali FastCash card

Following on from our successful Lantern Festival FastCash cards, we’re excited to announce that this year for the first time we have limited edition Diwali FastCash cards that can be picked up from 10 of our Auckland branches.

You can get your limited edition Diwali FastCash card at the following branches:

  • Botany Downs
  • St Lukes
  • Manukau City
  • Glenfield
  • Sylvia Park
  • Stoddard Road (Mt Roskill)
  • Lynmall
  •  Hunters Corner
  • Auckland (corner Queen St/Wellesley Street)
  • North Wharf

2018 Auckland Diwali Festival Info

  • Where:  Aotea Square, Queen St, Auckland CBD
  • When: 12pm – 9pm, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October 2018
  • Free entry, everyone is welcome.
  • Family friendly, non-smoking, no alcohol and vegetarian festival.
  • A grand fireworks display at 8:50pm on Sunday night.
  • Avoid parking hassles and catch public transport. Aotea Square is in walking distance from the Britomart Transport Centre and the ferry terminals, and close to bus routes. More info here.
  • Travel light, as there are always crowds. These tend to be biggest from around 6:30pm by the food stalls and about 7:30-9.00pm in front of the main stage.

Happy Diwali from ASB!

Find out more about the 2018 Auckland Diwali Festival.


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