For Orange's Indian community, last week was one of the biggest on the calendar with the festival of lights, Diwali, celebrated all across the world.
However, it won't be leaving Orange just yet - Desi Aussies of Orange is set to hold its third Diwali celebration on November 9 with the aim to come together, celebrate lights, food and a family atmosphere while raising money to fight Breast Cancer.
The latest 'Diwali' event, to be staged by the Desi Aussies of Orange group later this month, is set to benefit those with breast cancer.
Orange residents are set to join global celebrations when the local Desi Aussies of Orange organisation again stages a Diwali Festival event.
The Desi Aussies of Orange is non for profit association made up of Orange residents from many countries who have Indian culture in common.
Desi Aussies of Orange Vice President, Jagjeet Chawla said the 9 November event will be the third year in a row there's been a local Diwali celebration.
"At last year's dinner, hundreds of people enjoyed a fantastic meal and terrific family occasion," Jagjeet Chawla said.
"Ticket sales are off to a good start and we're confident of another great night.
"The event is an opportunity for any member of the Orange community to get together, have fun, enjoy wonderful food and entertainment.
"We also use it as an opportunity to raise money for a worthy cause. "
The main highlight of this year's event will be a fund raiser for the breast cancer awareness campaign. Part of the funds raised will go towards Can Assist Orange.
Tickets can be bought from following the Anita Grocery Store and from committee members - they will not be available at the door on the night.
The November 9 UTSAV Diwali Celebration event runs from 6pm to 10 pm at the Orange Function Centre.
The ticket includes a three-course meal and contemporary Bollywood infused music and dance.
Diwali celebration, also known as the festival of lights is predominantly an event that is celebrated by billions of people from Indian background right across the globe.
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