London's Indian community serves up festival of music, dance and food
THIS SUNDAY Trafalgar Square will play host to Diwali, the annual festival of lights.
The illuminating spectacular has been organised by the Mayor of London in association with the 'Diwali in London Committee'. There'll be a mix of music, dancing and live performance, as well as displays and food stalls.
Diwali is an annual five-day festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, which occurs between mid-October and mid-November. It's celebrated all across India and in many other countries throughout the world.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "Diwali is a wonderful festival and, with its underlying themes of peace, renewal and co-operation, it has relevance and meaning for all Londoners. I would like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous Diwali."
"The dynamism and contribution of the Indian community to London’s economic, social and cultural life and their commitment to this city never fails to impress me."
Diwali on the Square takes place on Sunday 31 October from 2pm-6.30pm. It's free to attend and open to all.