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Amazing firework displays over the night sky, mouth-watering exotic aromas of Indian cuisine, open air music, and celebration of lights – everywhere – Diwali Leicester – a glorious sight.

Diwali Leicester is famous as one of the biggest in the UK. The superb Diwali lights switch on brings the Golden Mile to light – be prepared to gaze in delight at over 6,000 lights and fireworks.

This event takes place over two weeks of cultural celebrations. A spectacular fireworks show, Bollywood dances and music performances to round off on Diwali day

This is a street party like no other – over 35,000 people of all faiths attend the switch on of the lights on the Golden Mile. The Diwali lights radiate out across the city in the form of a cultural event programme – from theatre performances to craft activities, cultural talks and exhibitions – there’s events for people of all ages and cultures to learn about and get involved with the celebratory spirit of the festival.

28 October 2018 - 11 November 2018

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