Diwali 2016: 30,000 people attend festival of light celebrations in Golden Mile, Leicester



Stunning celebrations have marked the start of the festival of light.
Billed as the largest Diwali event outside India, Leicester's vibrant festivities transformed the Golden Mile into a living sea of people, with tens of thousands of men, women and children watching the community being illuminated.
Yesterday, the multitudes gathered in Melton Road from early in the evening to listen to music, watch dancing and see the spectacular switch-on and fireworks display.
Leicester City Council put the attendance at 30,000.
The honour of switching on the lights fell to 11-year-old Jodeen Kaur, a... read more

 
16 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 32
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