The Blacktown City Diwali Lights competition will be held again this October, to celebrate the ancient Hindu festival of Diwali.
The festival of Diwali celebrates the victory of light over darkness, with observers around the world lighting lamps and candles in and around homes and temples.
These lights are said to help the goddess Lakshmi, goddess of wealth, find her way to homes and businesses.
Blacktown City Mayor Stephen Bali MP is encouraging all residents to take part in the competition and celebrate Diwali.
Mayor Bali said, “Blacktown is one of the most culturally diverse cities in Australia. The Diwali Lights Competition is one of the many ways we celebrate Blacktown’s diversity.
I encourage everyone to get involved in celebrating Diwali this year, whether that is by placing lights around their own homes or by simply admiring the beautifully lit up streets.”
Judging will be based on the overall appeal of the decorations displayed on the outside of your property, and each properties rangoli.
Mayor Bali said, “Get your neighbours together and in the spirit of Diwali, create a festive and culture-filled atmosphere in your street to be recognised as the Blacktown’s ‘Best Street’.”