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Indian Festivals in Sydney

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Indian Festivals in Sydney

Indians celebrate almost all there festivals in Sydney with their fellow Australians. Holi, Diwali, Eid, Vaishkai are some of the most know festivals that are celebrated in Sydney 

List of Indian festivals to be celebrated in Sydney in January 2016
01 Friday
English New Year
14 Thursday
15 Friday
Pongal , Makar Sankranti
16 Saturday
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
20 Wednesday
Tailang Swami Jayanti
23 Saturday
Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
26 Tuesday
Republic Day
31 Sunday
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti
...more January Festivals

 List of Indian festivals to be celebrated in Sydney in  February 2016
12 Friday
Vasant Panchami
22 Monday
Guru Ravidas Jayanti
...more February Festivals

List of Indian festivals to be celebrated in Sydney in March 2016
04 Friday
Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
07 Monday
Maha Shivaratri
10 Thursday
Ramakrishna Jayanti
20 Sunday
Vernal Equinox , Parsi New Year
23 Wednesday
Chhoti Holi , Holika Dahan
24 Thursday
25 Friday
Good Friday
26 Saturday
Shivaji Jayanti
27 Sunday
...more March Festivals

List of Indian festivals to be celebrated in Sydney in April 2016
01 Friday
Bank's Holiday
08 Friday
Gudi Padwa , Ugadi
09 Saturday
Jhulelal Jayanti
13 Wednesday
Solar New Year , Baisakhi
14 Thursday
Ambedkar Jayanti
15 Friday
Rama Navami
19 Tuesday
Mahavir Swami Jayanti
21 Thursday
Hazarat Ali's Birthday
...more April Festivals

List of Indian festivals to be celebrated in Sydney in May 2016
03 Tuesday
Vallabhacharya Jayanti
07 Saturday
Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
11 Wednesday
Shankaracharya Jayanti , Surdas Jayanti
21 Saturday
Buddha Purnima
...more May Festivals

List of Indian festivals to be celebrated in Sydney in June 2016
07 Tuesday
Maharana Pratap Jayanti
20 Monday
Kabirdas Jayanti
21 Tuesday
Longest Day of Year
...more June Festivals
List of Indian festivals to be celebrated in Sydney in July 2016
01 Friday
Jamat Ul-Vida
06 Wednesday
Jagannath Rathyatra
07 Thursday
Eid al-Fitr , Ramadan
...more July Festivals
August 2016
10 Wednesday
Tulsidas Jayanti
15 Monday
Independence Day
18 Thursday
Rakhi , Raksha Bandhan
25 Thursday
Krishna Janmashtami
...more August Festivals
List of Indian festivals to be celebrated in Sydney in September 2016
05 Monday
Ganesh Chaturthi
13 Tuesday
Onam , Eid al-Adha , Bakrid
22 Thursday
Autumnal Equinox
...more September Festivals

List of Indian festivals to be celebrated in Sydney in October 2016
01 Saturday
Maharaja Agresen Jayanti
02 Sunday
Gandhi Jayanti
03 Monday
Al-Hijra , Islamic New Year
09 Sunday
Durga Ashtami
10 Monday
Maha Navami
11 Tuesday
Dussehra , Madhvacharya Jayanti
12 Wednesday
Day of Ashura , Muharram
16 Sunday
Valmiki Jayanti , Meerabai Jayanti
19 Wednesday
Karwa Chauth
29 Saturday
Narak Chaturdashi
30 Sunday
Diwali , Lakshmi Puja
31 Monday
Gowardhan Puja
...more October Festivals

List of Indian festivals to be celebrated in Sydney in November 2016
01 Tuesday
Bhaiya Dooj
06 Sunday
Chhath Puja
14 Monday
Guru Nanak Jayanti , Nehru Jayanti
...more November Festivals

List of Indian festivals to be celebrated in Sydney in December 2016
12 Monday
Milad an-Nabi , Id-e-Milad
21 Wednesday
Shortest Day of Year
25 Sunday
Merry Christmas

Major Indian suburbs in Sydney

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Major Indian suburbs in Sydney

No matter where u venture out in Sydney Indians are a common face and can be found living in almost all the suburbs of Sydney. However there are suburbs where the Indian population is quite dense . According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Blacktown, Harris park, Parramatta and Liverpool are the prime Indian area of Sydney and also referred to as Curry areas. The recent ABS study, Sydney’s Ethnic Suburbs, clearly shows “Sydney’s curry belts in the greater west from Harris Park to Blacktown….. Minto with surrounding suburbs.” Also growing to be another curry belt corridor is Glenwood, Kellyville Ridge, The Ponds in the northwest.

Indian Community in Sydney

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Indian Community in Sydney

Today Indians are one of the most commonly blended faces one can come across in Sydney, known for their hard work and intellectual skills Indians can be seen in almost all everywhere . Indians in Australia has come a far way in shaping the land down under.  Today the entire Indian community in Australia constitutes of 2.13% of the total Australian population,  with about 400,000+  Indian Australians (by birth) 500,000+ (by ancestry) .

The largest Indian Australian concentration is Indian population is found in the state of Victoria, followed by NSW and Queensland respectively.   Victoria with an Indian population of 111,787, New South Wales with 95,387 and Queensland with 30,259

History of Indians in Sydney

A study of DNA has found that Indian people may have come to Australia around 4000 years ago.   According to Australian records, a small group of Indians arrived in Australia in the years 1800-1816, sent as convict labourers by British colonial authorities. During the first 60 years of the 19th century, most of the Indians who arrived in Australia were recruited as labourers by the British Government; they later settled down in Australia.   Australia's early Indian population also found work as hawkers. The 1881 census records 998 people who were born in India but this had grown to over 1700 by 1891. 

Migration from India was curtailed after the Australian Government introduced the Immigration Restriction Act 1901, but following India's independence from Britain in 1947, the number of Anglo-Indians and Indian-born British citizens immigrating to Australia increased. 

India was the fourth major source of permanent migrants to Australia In 2005-2006 after United Kingdom, New Zealand and China. Between 2000–2001 and 2005–2006, the number of migrants from India increased from 4,700 to 12,300. In 2011-12, Indians became the largest source of permanent migration to Australia forming 15.7% of the total migration programme. 

The proportion of Australians who were born overseas has hit its highest point in 120 years, with 28 per cent of Australia's population - 6.6 million people - born overseas, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Indians contribute to about 400,000 people.


 According to the 2011 census, most Indian Australians are Hindus with about 276,000 individuals who profess Hinduism, making it one of the fastest growing religions in Australia. Other religions of Indians living in Australia are Christianity, Atheism, Sikhism, Jainism, Islam, Agnosticism and Others.

Some Other Useful links 

Indian Religions in Sydney

Indian Festivals in Sydney 

Major Indian suburbs in Sydney

Indian Organizations in Sydney

List of Indian Print Media in Sydney 

Indian Ethnic media (Radio & TV) Programms in Sydney


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