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

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Royal prince celebration

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