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Published on 17-10-2017

Diwali celebrations in London

London will be hosting Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square on the 15th October this year. This will be the 16th celebration hosted of Diwali hosted at this venue. Diwali is the festival of lights, which is one of the Sikh, Hindu and Jain festivals. The celebrations are a riot of color, lights, music and dance. There are many authentic food stalls to obtain traditional foods as well as community and craft stalls. The celebrations have been attended by more than 35000 people each year and visitors can take part in yoga and henna art as well as watching dancing and comedy.

Diwali celebrations around the world

Published on 18-10-2016

Diwali celebrations around the world

Diwali or “The Festival of Lights is a Hindu festival that celebrates the triumph of light over darkness and of good over evil. As a result, the celebration involves thousands of lights shinning outside of houses, around temples and on the streets. It is a national holiday in the UK, Fiji, Guyana, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. Let´s take a look at the most famous ones:

Published on 05-11-2015

Where to celebrate Diwali 2015 in the UK?

Diwali or the Festival of Lights is the most emblematic event of the year celebrated in India. It marks the triumph of good over evil, of light over darkness. Indians represent the largest foreign-born population in UK and London, which amounts to around 263.000 people in the latter. The marriage of the UK and India, which originated after 3 centuries of colonization has made a tradition like Diwali to be celebrated all throughout the country.

Even though the 11th of November is the official Diwali, throughout the entire month celebrations will be held all around the country. Hindu communities, various cities, schools and universities join this amazing spectacle. Famous names of Bhangra and Bollywood attend these events, which makes outsiders of the Hindu community eager to join as well.

• Leicester

Believe it or not, Leicester hosts the biggest Diwali celebration outside India in the world. More than 30.000 people are expected to watch the lights at Belgrave Road and enjoy the live performances, music and dancing.

• Cardiff

Several Hindu associations host different events across Wales. A perfect chance to get the hang of Bollywood dancing!