Leicester Diwali: 'One of the biggest celebrations outside India'

The Diwali celebrations are expected to be worth more than 5 million pounds. Credit: ITV News Central

Leicester have been preparing to welcome around 40 thousand visitors to the city to celebrate Diwali Day on the Golden Mile tonight, October 30.

Nearly 100 thousand people from across the UK and Europe have made their way to Leicester to celebrate the festival of light this year and the two weeks of celebrations across the city will culminate tonight with a fireworks display.

ITV News Central spoke to Leicester City Council's Events Manager, Maggie Shutt and Piara Singh Clair, Leicester Assistant City Mayor, about this years festivities.