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A Hindu celebration for Prince George's birth is happening in Leicester today.

Prince George: Leicester's Hindu community celebrates

Leicester's Hindu community are today celebrating the birth of Prince George
Leicester's Hindu community are today celebrating the birth of Prince George Credit: Pukaar News

Leicester's Hindu community are today celebrating the birth of Prince George.

Hindus celebrate the birth of a child on the sixth day (known as Chaathi) in order to offer protection to the new-born baby.

Hindus celebrate the birth of a baby on the sixth day of its life
Hindus celebrate the birth of a baby on the sixth day of its life Credit: Pukaar News

Today's celebrations, organised by British Hindu Voice, will involve traditional Indian music and the distribution of Indian sweets.

Celebrations are taking place today in Leicester city centre
Celebrations are taking place today in Leicester city centre Credit: Pukaar News

Hindu celebration for Prince George in Leicester

Prince George was born on Monday Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

A Hindu celebration for Prince George's birth will take place in Leicester today.

The event, organised by the British Hindu Voice in Leicester, will include music, dancing and food.

Hindus celebrate the birth of babies on the 6th day, known as Shashthi, to ensure the protection of the newborn baby.

As part of the ceremony a card and gifts will be presented to Lady Gretton who is representing the Queen.

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