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Thousands celebrate Diwali in Leicester

Thousands celebrate Diwali in Leicester Credit: ITV News Central/Roshni Patel

Thousands of people celebrated Diwali in Leicester last night with a spectacular firework display in the skies above the Golden Mile.

It marked the end of a day of celebrations which attracts thousands of people from across the region.

Thousands celebrate Diwali in Leicester Credit: ITV News Central/Roshni Patel
Thousands celebrate Diwali in Leicester Credit: ITV News Central/Roshni Patel

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Ferris wheel in Leicester as the city celebrates Diwali and Christmas

Around three weeks to go until thousands of fireworks light up the East Midlands' night sky for Diwali. Leicester is already home to some of the biggest celebrations outside of India and the city's newest attraction for the big party is now in place.

This 110-foot Leicester Wheel of Light is now on Belgrave Road ahead of thousands of Diwali well-wishers coming to the area. Diwali itself is on the November 11, with an annual lights switch-on event on November 1.

The wheel will stay in Leicester for Christmas celebrations too.

Read: Guide to this year's Diwali celebrations in Leicester

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