In what is known as one of the biggest celebrations outside India, over 37,000 people of all faiths descend onto Leicester’s golden mile in the heart of the city’s Asian community where the 2 main events take place every year.
The switch on brings the cold, dark skies alive with over 6000 lights and an array of colours as the 2 weeks of cultural celebrations get underway.
Each day in the calendar has different meanings and is celebrated differently in each culture so there is always something exciting going on.
The celebrations and lights spread out across the city and there is plenty for all the family with a cultural programme of performances, activities, exhibitions, and talks to learn more about and get involved in the spirit of the festival.
On the final Diwali day, the celebration brings out the biggest and best street party ever known, streets are buzzing with music, Bollywood dancers, stalls of all kinds as well as an array of biggest and best mouth-watering food from some of the finest restaurants in the country.
Then the night goes out with a bang with spectacular firework displays marking the ending of the celebrations. You don’t have to make the trip to Leicester to celebrate Diwali. Here at epic fireworks, we offer some fantastic price packages for you to light at home and have your own miniature celebration. You can view these packages online or call one of our expert advisors 01226 749587 who will get this sorted and delivered to you in time for the celebrations.