SBS is encouraging all Australians to celebrate Diwali, Deepavali, Bandi Chhor Diwas and Tihar with a distinctive content line-up to mark the Indian sub-continental Festivals of Lights.

Diwali is celebrated by over a billion people around the world – including more than a million Australians.

To showcase the celebration and increase cultural understanding, specially curated programming through October includes documentaries, dramas, movies, food programs and recipes across the SBS network.

SBS Radio’s language programs will deliver a wealth of content across radio and digital platforms, engaging with audiences to hear how Australians are celebrating Diwali in 2022.

SBS Radio’s language programs includes SBS Bangla, Gujarati, Hindi, Malayalam, Nepali, Punjabi and Tamil

On the actual day of Diwali (24 October), music channel SBS PopDesi will bring the best of Bollywood and classical hits from 3pm to 5pm.

James Taylor,SBS' managing director said “Diwali, Deepavali, Bandi Chhor Diwas and Tihar – are significant events celebrated by a billion people worldwide, including a million Australians.

SBS On Demand will showcase a broad offering across food, travel, lifestyle and 25+ movies ranging from Bollywood and biography to romance and comedy, in Hindi, Punjabi and English.