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27 October 2013

Celebrate Diwali on Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square will come alive with the sights and sounds of the subcontinent this afternoon, as thousands gather for the annual celebrations of Diwali, the festival of lights which is marked each year by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains around the world from mid-October and mid-November.

In Trafalgar Square we are told to expect live performance from Maharastra Mandal London, The Bollywood Company and Saraswati Academy of Indian dance, special guests sitarist and daughter of the late Ravi Shankar, Anoushka Shankar and composer-songwriter Chirag Rao as well as circular Garba dancing in the square, light displays and food stalls.

For more, see http://www.diwaliinlondon.com

^Picture © S Pakhrin used under a Creative Commons license^

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