Diwali Day celebrations taking place in Leicester

Diwali Day celebrations will be taking place in Leicester today.

They will be happening on Belgrave Road just ahead of Belgrave Circle.

The celebrations were due to take place at Cossington Street Recreation Ground, but organisers had to change the location because recent wet weather left part of the festival site waterlogged.

The Golden Mile will be lit up with fireworks at around 8:10pm.

We want everyone who comes to celebrate Diwali Day to have an enjoyable, safe time, enjoying the fantastic programme of events on offer.

Leicester deputy city mayor for culture, leisure and sport, Cllr Piara Singh Clair