This year’s Diwali celebrations in Leicester are again shaping up to be one of our best ever. The famous lights switch-on took place on Sunday 13 October with Diwali Day being celebrated on Sunday 27 October.
On Sunday 13 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 dazzled the crowds with music and dance performances, to get everyone into the spirit of the occasion. The Wheel Of Light returned too to give you the best view of the Golden Mile.
There's so much still to look forward too! There will be a wider programme of city events over the fortnight including creative workshops, temple visits, live performances, fashion shows and exhibitions. Ending in our Diwali Day celebrations on Sunday 27 October.
Full details are available at visitleicester.info.
A Diwali 2019 guide will soon be available from the Visit Leicester centre in Gallowtree Gate, as well as our customer service centre, libraries, shops and cafes. Get social for Diwali.
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Snapshots from the switch-on
You can see more images of the 2019 switch-on by visiting our gallery on Facebook.