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What’s happening for Diwali and Navratri this October?

by Aiden

Get your calendars ready, it’s gonna be an event-filled month!

By Aiden Jewelle Gonzales

8 | Saturday

The Saurashtra Patel Samaj-Bangkok (SPS), in collaboration with Signature Group and Suihiang Jewellery, is organising the Raas Garba 2022 today, at the Ahyat Abalone Convention Hall. The event is sure to be a foot-tapping good time, with delicious food, entertainment, and late-night dances.  

Time: 7.30pm till late
For more information, visit their Facebook page: @spsbkk

The Thai-Sindhi Association (TSA) are hosting a series of events to celebrate Diwali, starting today, with their Bolly…woah! Bollywood night, which will feature plenty of drinks, food, and a live DJ (THB 799 for early bird tickets; THB 999 for regular tickets; both inclusive of two free drinks). On 9 October, the TSA will be hosting the Superstars Junior Diwali Ball for the young ones in the community, at the Grand Ballroom of Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok, from 11am to 2.30pm, so prepare for an entertaining time. Finally, on 21 October, from 7pm onwards, the TSA will hold their Shubh Diwali celebration (THB 1,799), with cocktails, dinner, and moving performances from Dhara Shah and Dhruv Tailor.

For more information, visit their Facebook page: Thai Sindhi Association – Thailand

15 | Saturday

Maya Restaurant at Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit will be kick-starting festivities with their Diwali Temptation at Maya, a “world class night of Bollywood Blitz.” Featuring DJ Kevin J all the way from Singapore, the event promises plenty of fun, and is sure to have you singing along to Bollywood tunes all night long.

Price: THB 800 net per person for pre-sale tickets; THB 1,000 net per person at the door; all prices inclusive of one standard drink 
Time: 6pm to 1am
For more information, visit their Facebook page: @mayarestaurantandbar

17 | Monday

From today until 30th October, Indus will be serving a special Diwali set menu, only for dinner, so make sure to book ahead and check out this exclusive 4-course feast. 

Price: THB 1,600++ per person for the non-veg menu; THB 1,400++ per person for the veg menu; 1,200++ extra per person for the wine pairing.

22 | Saturday

To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Thailand and India, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), in association with the Indian Association of Thailand (IAT) and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad-Thailand (VHP) are hosting a landmark Diwali Festival for the first time, in Phahurat. Held today and tomorrow, the festival, which is co-organised by Destination Siam Group and Talad Thai India, aims to celebrate Thai people of Indian descent, as well as encourage more Indian tourists to visit the Kingdom. 

24 | Monday

Today is Diwali (or Deepavali), so make sure to mark the Festival of Lights down on your calendar, and prepare your diyasrangolis, and festive attire to celebrate with your loved ones the triumph of light over darkness. 

For the occasion, Charcoal Tandoor Grill & Mixology at Fraser Suites Sukhumvit is hosting a Diwali Festival, consisting of a three-course set menu, with both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Expect vibrant performances, drinks that pack a punch, and of course, scrumptious food straight from the tandoor.  

Time: 6pm onwards
Price: THB 1,290 for the vegetarian menu; THB 1,490 for the non-veg menu
For more information, visit their Facebook page: @charcoalbkk

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