Today is the final day of Diwali - the Festival of Light. Sikh and Hindu communities across our region are celebrating faith, freedom, family and food.
It's an extra special Diwali for Hindus in Reading - the renovation of the town's new temple is almost complete. Divya Kohli has been along to see why the Festival of Light will be even brighter.
Diwali - the Hindu 'festival of light' - is being celebrated at temples and homes across the region. And the parallel Sikh celebration of Bandi Chhor has brought a blaze of colour just as vivid - and heightened at many events by fireworks displays. John Ryall reports.
One of the most important festivals in the Hindu calendar has begun. Diwali, or the festival of lights, sees worshippers lighting candles as they celebrate the triumph of good over evil. Dr Ashok Khare, chairman of the Reading Hindu Festival, explained the significance of the event.
One of the most important festivals in the Hindu calendar begins today. Diwali, or the festival of lights, sees worshippers lighting candles as they celebrate good over evil and light over darkness. Hundreds of people are expected at Reading's Hindu Temple later to take part in the week long event.