Diwali 2017 in Leicester - all the celebrations for the Festival of Lights



Millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains are celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Lights that marks new beginnings and the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil.
It's also the start of Hindu New Year for many Indian communities.
And one of the biggest celebrations outside India is in Leicester, which has a huge Asian population.
Two weeks of festivities take place in the Midlands city each year.
So what's happening in Leicester for Diwali in 2017?
This year's Festival of Lights kicked off with the Diwali Switch On, held on the Golden Mile - a stretch of Belgrave Road known for its... read more

 
12 October 2017 in Regional West, Views: 40
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