Upcoming Indian and Indian subcontinental Events, Festivals and Celebrations in New Zealand.

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Due to lock down, most of the gathering and functions are postponed or cancelled or moved to virtual event. Please confirm with organizer before attending the event.

January 2020

6th Jan: Shakotsav, 6th Jan 5pm onwards Bhajan Kirtan, discourse on bhagvatji, Aarti and maha prasad (feast) at ISSO Swami Narayan Mandir, 10-12 Wentworth Avenue, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2025

11th Jan: Lohri Mela – Auckland, 11th Jan, 2pm to 10pm at Barry Curtis Park, 163 Chapel Road, Flat Bush Auckland 2016 Free entry, Free parking. Food stalls, other commercial stalls, Kids Amusement Rides, Stage Performances, Gidha, Bhangra, DJ & Bonfire. Organized by Maa Durga Temple 4/3 Onslow Ave Manuaku, Auckland 2125.

11th Jan: Lohri Mela – Christchurch, 11th Jan, 5pm to 9pm at Loncoln Event Center, 15 Meijer Drive, Lincoln Christchurch. Ticket $10, kids under 12 are free. Alcohol free family event. Bhangra, Gidha, Live DJ, Dhol, Boliyan, Live folk instruments, Punjabi authentic food.

11th Jan: MTS Pongal Vizha, 11th Jan 6pm to 8.30pm at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, Corner Wairere Avenue and New North Road, Mount Albert, Auckland 1024. Free admission with RSVP. Organized by Muthtamil Sangam Auckland

11th Jan: Girls Second Lohri, 11th Jan 5pm to 8pm at 733 Great South Road Papatoetoe Auckland. Limited entry, Live DJ, Dinner and gifts. Registration required.

12th Jan: Makar Sankranti Indian Kite Festival, 12th Jan, 11am to 6.30pm (Rain date 19th Jan), at Eastdale Reserve, Avondale, Auckland. Kite flying, stage performances, fun, picnic and kite flying. Free entry. Organized by Vaishnav Parivar Auckland

17th Jan: Kite Day – Fort Takapuna reserve, 17th Jan 10am to 12noon, at Fort Takapuna Vauxhall Rd, Narrow Neck, New Zealand 0624.

18th Jan: Chinese New Year Festival & Market day, 18th Jan, 9.30 am to 4pm at Halls 3 & 4, ASB Show grounds, 217 Greenland Road West, Auckland. Organized by Auckland Chinese Community Centre Inc.

18th Jan: Pongal Competition, 18th Jan 9am to 12.30pm at Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Road, Balmoral, Auckland 1024. Rangoli (Kola), cookery, Poetry, coloring, oratorical competitions and more. Organized by Auckland Tamil Association

18th Jan: Thai Pongal Pooja, 18th Jan 10am to 1pm at Harvard Community Lounge, 24 Henry Wigram Drive, Christchurch 8042. Organized by Sri Ganesh Temple Christchurch.

24th to 27th Jan; Auckland Folk Festival, 24th Jan 6pm to 11.55pm, 25th to 27th Jan 9am to mid night, at Kumeu Show Grounds, Access Road, Kumeu, Auckland. Buy Tickets

24th Jan: BLACKCAPS v India: First Twenty20 International, 24th Jan, 8pm onwards at Eden Park Auckland (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – Twenty20 International) Tickets

25th Jan: Hare Krishna Food Festival 2020, 25th Jan 4pm to 8pm at ISKCON Temple 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Auckland 0892.

25th Jan: Deep South Kite day 2020, 25th Jan 11am to 3pm, at New Brighton Beach, Marine Parade, New Brighton, Christchurch.

26th Jan: Flag hoisting ceremony to celebrate India Flag Indian Republic Day at Indian Embassy, Consulates and Indian communities across New Zealand

High Commission of India, Wellington invites all Indian nationals, persons of Indian origin and friends of India for celebrating 70th Anniversary of the Republic of India on 26 January 2020, 9:30 am onwards at India House, 128 Knights Road, Lower Hutt, Wellington 5010.

26th Jan: Krishna Holi 2020, 26th Jan 12noon to 4pm at ISKCON Temple 1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Auckland 0892

26th Jan: BLACKCAPS v India: Second Twenty20 International, 26th Jan, 8pm onwards at Eden Park Auckland (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – Twenty20 International)

29th Jan: BLACKCAPS v India: Third Twenty20 International, 29th Jan, 8pm onwards at Seddon Park, Hamilton Waikato (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – Twenty20 International)

31st Jan: BLACKCAPS v India: Fourth Twenty20 International, 31st Jan, 8pm onwards at Sky Stadium, Wellington (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – Twenty20 International)

February 2020

2nd Feb: BLACKCAPS v India: Fifth Twenty20 International, 2nd Feb, 8pm onwards at Bay Oval, Tauranga (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – Twenty20 International)

5th Feb: BLACKCAPS v India: First One day International, 5th Feb, 3pm onwards at Seddon Park, Hamilton Waikato (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – One day International)

8th Feb: BLACKCAPS v India: Second One day International, 8th Feb, 3pm onwards at Eden Park Auckland (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – One day International)

8th Feb: Thaipoosam Pooja, 8th Feb, 10am to 1pm at Harvard Community Lounge, 24 Henry Wigram Drive, Christchurch 8042. Organized by Sri Ganesh Temple Christchurch

11th Feb: BLACKCAPS v India: Third One day International, 11th Feb, 3pm onwards at Bay Oval, Tauranga (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – One day International)

14th Feb: New Zealand XI v India: 3 day Match, 14th Feb, 11am onwards at Seddon Park, Hamilton Waikato (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20)

15th Feb: Ashburton Holi Festival of Colours, 15th Feb, 11am to 3pm at Ashburton Domain, Ashburton 7700.

21st Feb: BLACKCAPS v India: First Test Match, 21st Feb, 11.30am onwards at Basin Reserve Wellington (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – Test Match)

Maha Shivratri 2020 Festival in New Zealand

Maha Shivratri in New Zealand

22nd Feb: HOLI Wellington Colour Fest, 22nd Feb, 11am to 8pm at Upper Frank Kitts Park, Jervois Quay Wellington 6011. Tickets available from 1 Dec.

23rd Feb: Kirtan in the Park, 23rd Feb, 5pm to 7pm Band Rotunda Auckland Domain. Organized by Matra Night.

26th Feb: Punjabi / Bollywood night 26 February 2020 at 19:00 at Engineers, 178 St Asaph Street, Christchurch, New Zealand. Tickets available on eventfinder.co.nz and Bombay Bazaar. Only $10. Free delivery for 5 tickets or more in Christchurch region.

28th Feb: Sunil Grover Show, Live in Auckland, 28th Feb, 8pm. Doors open 7pm. at Victory Convention Centre, 98 Beaumont St, Freemans Bay, Auckland. Buy tickets online

29th Feb: BLACKCAPS v India: Second Test Match, 29th Feb, 11.30am onwards at Hagley Oval Christchurch (India tour of New Zealand 2019-20 – Test Match)

29th Feb: Christchurch Holi – Festival of colours 2020, 29th Feb, 10am to 4pm at Hagley Park, Christchurch 8011. Multi community event. Free entry.

March 2020

New Zealand’s International Yoga Festival 2020, 5th to 8th March at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland 0632. YOGA – MEDITATION – MUSIC – WISDOM TALKS

Auckland Vegan Food Festival, 8th Mar 10am to 4pm at Corban Estate Arts Center Henderson Auckland

Holi With Summer Festival, Sunday, 8 Mar 2020 from 12 noon – 6pm at Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland, 2014

International Women’s Day 2020 celebration 8th Mar, 1pm to 4pm at New Lynn Community Centre, 45 Totara Ave New Lynn, Auckland 0600. Hosted by EthNix Links & Advocacy inc

Celebrate International Women’s Day with WIA, 8 Mar from 3pm to – 4.30pm at Te Manawa, 11 Kohuhu Lane, Westgate, Auckland 0814. Hosted by Waitakere Indian Association

Mahan Gurmat Smagam, Kirtan and Katha on 9th Mar 6pm Gurudwara Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib, 4/3034 Great North Rd, New Lynn, Auckland 0600

Waitakere Holi Mela 2020, Sunday, 15 Mar 2020 from 10am-5pm at The Trusts Arena, 65-67 Central Park Drive, Auckland 0610.The event will feature Live Music, DJ, Cultural Items for all walks of life- young and old, mouth watering food and lots of choices of colors.  This is a family friendly event and the colors are bio degradable ones.

Natyam 2020 – Eleventh Annual Bharatanatyam Dance Recital 21 March from 6pm – 7:45pm at Heaton Normal Intermediate, 125-133 Heaton Street, Christchurch 8052. More details https://sites.google.com/site/bharatanatyamchristchurch/

Christchurch Vaishakhi Mela 2020, 27th Mar 5pm onwards with the performances of famous artist Bhagwant Mann and Harjit Harman, cultural dance performances, food stalls and and the opportunity to meet and greet with the legendary Bhagwant Manna and soulful voice of Punjab Harjit Harman.

Bohemia Live 27 March 20 Auckland, 27th Mar 9pm to 3am at Mikano Seafood Restaurant, 1 Solent Street, Judges Bay, Auckland

April 2020

Please note, all social gathering are cancelled due to New Zealand lockdown. Please check with the organisers about the status of the event. These may be postponed or converted to virtual event.

4th Apr: Nepal Festival 2020 on 4th Apr 10.30am to 7pm at Aotea Square, Queens Street, Auckland. Nepalese performing arts, street food and a glimpse of Nepalese culture and handicrafts.

4th Apr: The Grand Indo Western Bridal, 4 Apr from 12 noon – 6pm at Stamford Plaza Auckland, 22-26 Albert Street, Auckland 1010. Expo, Fashion Shows, Stalls, Dj & Music, Heena, Bhangra, Dhol, Dance Preformances, Local Talent,

9th Apr – 13th Apr: Royal Easter Show, 9th to 13th Apr, 10am to 10pm at ASB Showgrounds 217 Greenlane West, Epsom, Auckland 1051.

18th Apr: Tamil New Year Pooja, 18th Apr 10am to 1pm at 64 Kirk Rd, Templeton, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand (Templeton Community Center). Organized by Sri Ganesha Temple Christchurch

25th Apr: Anzac Day Ride for the Fallen, 25th Apr 11am to 4pm at Solent St, Mechanics Bay, Auckland 1010

26th Apr: Vishwa shanti Yagna 2020, 26th Apr 11.15am

Vishwa Shanti Yagya 2020



June 2020

International Yoga Day celebrations in New Zealand

  • 17th June beginning of week long celebration of International Yoga day at NZ Parliament.
  • Sunday 21st June, 10am onwards at Bharat Bhavan, 48 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington
  • Sunday 21st June, 9am to 11am at Mahatma gandhi Centre, 145 New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland
  • Sunday, 21st June, 8am to 9am at Shri Ram Mandir, 11 Brick Street, Henderson, Auckland
  • Sunday, 21st June, 9am onwards at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch
  • Sunday, 28th June, 2pm onwards at Western Community Centre, 46 Hyde Avenue, Nawton, Hamilton
  • 21 June, 8am to 9am: International Yoga Day online event  Hosted by Waitakere Indian Association, Shri Ram Mandir NZ, India in New Zealand (High Commission of India, Wellington), Nirvana Yoga and Apna Television Channel 36 – NZ


August 2020

Janmastami 2020, 12th Aug 4.30 to 13 Aug 2.00 at ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple
1229 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway, Auckland, New Zealand

Ganesh Chaturthi Pooja, 22 Aug from 10am – 1pm at Sri Ganesha Temple Christchurch, Harvard Community Lounge, 31 Corsair Drive, Wigram


October 2020

Hare Krishna National Festival 2020, 23rd Oct 11am to 26th Oct 10am at Rotorua New Zealand


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We try to cover upcoming Indian events in New Zealand of all the types (Music, Dance, Yoga, Gathering etc) and of all the religions (Baishakhi, Budhha Purnima, Christmas, Diwali, Easter, Eid, Holi, Janmashtami, Lohri, Mahavir Jayanti, Maha Shivratri, Karwa Chauth, Parsi New Year, Ram Navmi and many more).

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