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Guide to this year's Diwali celebrations in Leicester

The celebrations in Leicester are among the biggest outside of India Photo: ITV News Central

Around 35,000 people are expected to attend the Diwali lights switch-on in Leicester on Sunday November 1, with even more expected to attend Diwali Day on Wednesday November 11.

Diwali Lights Switch On Sunday 1 November 5.30pm - 9pm Belgrave Road & Cossington Street Recreation Ground

This year’s Diwali Switch On features the Garden of Fire and Light on Cossington Street Recreation Ground - further details can be found here.

Diwali Day Wednesday 11 November 6pm - 9pm Belgrave Road & Cossington Street Recreation Ground

On Diwali Day, Ram Lila, will be on Belgrave Road throughout the event.

There will also be a large firework display, which has always been a traditional part of Diwali celebrations in India - further details can be found here.

More information on this year's Diwali celebrations in Leicester can be found here.

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