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Where to celebrate the Festival of Lights this year

by Aiden
Indians in Thailand

Special promotions, the much-anticipated Diwali festival, and more! 

Ekka Grill & Bar

1 | Wednesday

 From today and for the rest of the month, Ekka Grill & Bar is holding a special promotion just for the Festival of Lights. This month, if you host a party at this restaurant known for its authentic flavours and quality produce, you can receive 25 percent off your bill. For more information, visit

Saturday Divalicious

4 | Saturday 

Today and tomorrow, head to the Marriott Executive Apartments in Sukhumvit Soi 24 for another much-anticipated, international pop up exhibition hosted by Jasmine, Poonam, and Vandana. As always, the Divalicious Diwali & Festive Edit will feature the best in Indian fashion, jewellery and more, so get your wallets ready and shop for your festive best!

For more information, visit their Facebook: @ddivaliciouss


Tonight, the Thai Sindhi Association (TSA) presents their Blue Moon Diwali 2023 celebration, at the luxe and newly-renovated InterContinental Bangkok in the Ratchaprasong area. The event will celebrate “India’s monumental achievement and the spirit of innovation that took us to the moon,” so put on your best formal attire and celebrate the Festival of Lights in style.
Time: 7pm onwards
Price: THB 1,799 per person
For more information, contact Nanik Mirchandani at 081 315 7550

Elderly Care Charity

7 | Tuesday

The Global Welfare Society of Thailand is hosting the GLOWS Deepawali “Elderly Care Charity” 2023, with the aim of lighting up the life of the elderly who need help. To spread joy and cheer this season of light, they’re calling for donations of blankets, wheelchairs, hygiene essentials, snacks and fruits, and more – all donations and contributions are welcome. For more information, contact Ashu at 087 341 4846

Diwali Festival

10 | Friday

After the unprecedented success of last year’s Diwali Festival, this year will see the vibrant event come to life once more, bigger, better, and brighter than ever. Today and tomorrow, visit EmQuartier for festivities in the heart of Bangkok, on 17-19 go to Little India (Phahurat) to celebrate by the Ong Ang Canal, and on the 18th there will be a special celebration in Pattaya. For more information, contact Chan at 062 696 5522

Diwali Cruise

12 | Sunday

Today, Bangkok’s beloved floating party haunt, Bangkok Island, is hosting a Diwali Cruise that’s sure to be lit. Featuring the likes of DJ Chai, DJ Kriszd, and King Waari on the dhol, expect the cruise ship’s usual fare of drinks, dancing, and plenty of fun. For more information, visit

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