Thousands celebrate Diwali

Thousands of people celebrated Diwali last night, with many taking to Leicester's Belgrave Road for restaurants, shops and fireworks.

View all 7 updates ›

Thousands expected at Golden Mile for Diwali Day

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Leicester's Golden Mile this evening for a 20-minute fireworks display to cap off the city's Diwali Day celebrations.

Diwali Day celebrations Credit: Steve Parsons/PA

More than 6,500 lights have adorned the streets for the Hindu festival, and tonight the celebrations begin at 6.30pm.

Gold and silver fireworks will draw Rangoli patterns in the sky, while giant Diwali lamps, fire trees, dancing and other entertainment will all be taking place throughout the evening.

More top news