Diwali – the Festival of Light

Called dipavali (“row of lights”) in Sanskrit, the largest religious festival of the Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and some Buddhist groups is celebrated all over Britain. There is no exact date for Diwali, this festival season begins in mid-October and lasts for a month.

It includes parades in streets, firework displays and other shows that include light symbolize the triumph of good (light) over evil (darkness).

Since one of the largest Hindu and Sikh community in Britain lives in Leicester, the city in the East Midlands organises one of the top Diwalis in the U.K.
London has several events for Diwali (Trafalgar Square Diwali being the largest, but other important events are held in Wembley Park and in Greenwich Park, too), but Edinburgh, Belfast, Liverpool and other major cities, moreover, smaller towns have taken Diwali on the list of their yearly festivals.

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