After weeks of preparation and rehearsals, the curtain is almost ready to rise on tonight's Diwali Day celebration in Leicester.
ITV News Central was invited to see some of the last-minute preparations take place.
Many people headed to the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, to light candles and pray, while others rehearsed speeches, designed crafts and enjoyed live music as part of the annual festival.
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It will be a dry morning with some sunny spells. However, cloud will thicken from the west during the afternoon with rain arriving later.
Mostly dry start of the week, although rain arriving in the evening.