The festival of Lights in London – Diwali in London 2013


When the dark night holds the charming spread of light then the sky looks even clearer and the earth looks even dearer. This special moment can be sensed at the time of Diwali. Diwali is mostly translated as “the festival of lights.” The main focus of this article would be to talk about the events and the ways the festival of lights in London is celebrated.


The festival of Lights in London - Diwali in London 2013


What is Diwali?

A five day festival is known as Diwali. To understand the date fully one has to look at Hindu calendar in order to find the month of Ashwin in which the festival starts and ends on Bhaubeej. Furthermore, the main idea of Dewali is to lit small lamps made up of clay with oil to show that the veracity conquests over malicious. Moreover, the house is cleaned to welcome Lakhshmi. It is thought that the fireworks are used to keep away all the evil. Also, Diwali is celebrated by meeting family and friends. Everybody wears new clothes and share sweets.

The festival of lights in London – Diwali in London 2013

The city of lights welcomes the festival of lights open heartedly. It is another evidence of London’s multi-cultural gorgeousness. In particular, on 27th of October an excellent event is arranged on Trafalgar Square for Diwali. A range of cuisine can be enjoyed. Gujrati, Nepali, Bengali, Tamil, Hyderabadi, Lucknawi and many other dishes of different areas can be enjoyed on different stalls. Different dance styles would be performed such as Bharat-natium, Classical, Semi-classical and other traditional dances. Additionally, singers and articles would be called to increase the joy of the event. Children would have separate activities to enjoy. The good news is no tickets are needed. You can enjoy the event for free!

Diwali in London 2013

Trafalgar Square

Sunday, 27 October, 2013 – 14:00 to 19:00

trafalgar square london

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