Kōrero: Biculturalism

Diwali festival, Wellington, 2010

Diwali festival, Wellington, 2010

Since 2002 the Wellington City Council has supported celebrations for the festival of Diwali, the start of the Hindu new year. Here Governor-General Sir Anand Satyanand (who is a Catholic) opens the 2010 festival by lighting a diya (earthenware oil lamp) at the altar of the elephant-headed god Ganesh. The frequency and prominence of events such as Diwali are a sign of New Zealand's increasingly multicultural society. However, this multiculturalism exists alongside – and is sometimes combined with – a developing biculturalism.

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Janine Hayward, 'Biculturalism - Continuing debates', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/32154/diwali-festival-wellington-2010 (accessed 17 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Janine Hayward, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012