Diwali Festival is a significant occasion for Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. It involves colourful displays, musical performances, a sea of beautiful lights

Diwali Festival-Trafalgar Square-London is an annual festival of the lights from Indian culture, held at Trafalgar Square October each year. Diwali (the festival of lights) is a significant occasion for those who practice Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism.

It celebrates the triumphant victory of good over evil – and the glory of light over darkness, a beam of hope over despair. The word Diwali or Deepavali (in its full form), means ‘a row of lamps’.

Diwali marks a new beginning, a renewal of commitment to family values, and represents all the good virtues we seek such as love, reflection, forgiveness and knowledge.

The Diwali in the Square celebrations involve colourful displays, musical performances by artists of Indian origin, and of course, a sea of beautiful lights.

Nearest Tube: Charing Cross (Northern Line; Bakerloo Line)
Address: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N
Visit the Diwali in London website for more information. You may also watch more popular events

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