Diwali 2018

Diwali celebrations

This year’s Diwali celebrations in Leicester are shaping up again to be amongst the best ever, running from 28 October to 11 November. Our famous lights switch-on took place on Sunday 28 October and will again be celebrated on Diwali Day, Wednesday 7 November.

Further information

Belgrave’s Golden Mile has been set alive with the sights and sounds of Diwali, with the arrival of the 110-foot Wheel of Light ferris wheel which will operate from October 28 to November 11.

On Sunday 28 October, Leicester's world-famous Diwali switch-on was attended by tens of thousands people, making it the biggest Diwali celebration outside India. A full stage show delighted the crowds with music and dance performances, to get everyone into the spirit of the occasion.

There will also be a wider programme of events taking place across the city, including creative workshops, temple visits, live performances, fashion shows and exhibitions.

Full details of all the events are available at visitleicester.info.

A Diwali 2018 guide will soon be widely available from the Visit Leicester centre in Gallowtree Gate, as well as customer service centres, libraries, shops and cafes.

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You can see what Diwali 2017 looked like by visiting this gallery on Facebook

A look back at 2017