Come, celebrate India’s Independence Day as Auckland Museum lights-up in tricolours.  

As a part of celebrations of India’s 73rd Independence Day, the iconic Auckland War Museum is all set to be lighted-up in Indian tricolour tonight. 


A cultural and food festival will also be arranged at 5.00 p.m. onwards on August 15 at the Museum. There will be a DJ playing music with impromptu dance performances in the backdrop of the tricolour lit Museum.


The celebratory event has been put together by the team Indian Weekender in support with radio partner Humm FM and the Consulate of India. 


Speaking to the Indian Weekender Hon Consul of India Bhav Dhillon said, “It is a momentous occasion of celebrating India’s Independence Day at Auckland’s one of the most iconic building.”

“Weather is also looking great.”

“Everyone is invited to be a part of this historic moment,” Mr Dhillon said. 


The historic building – War Museum – has earlier also lightened up in Indian tricolours to celebrate India’s 71st Independence Day on August 15, 2017. 


Thousands of Kiwi-Indians including children, seniors, students and community leaders, had then braved the winds and the cold weather and flocked to the Auckland War Memorial Museum grounds. 


After the cultural performance, the DJ from Humm FM played Bollywood party hits which opened the dance floor for the visitors. Besides dancing and cheering at the performances, people also enjoyed the snacks and beverages at the event.


It is hugely expected that there will be a similar level of engaging cultural-performances and hot-food at the venue to keep everyone warm and hydrated and thoroughly engaged at this historic event.