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Diwali Celebrations In Leicester

One of the biggest Diwali celebrations outside of India is taking place in Leicester tonight. Here you will find Diwali facts and information on times and places.

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Diwali celebrations about to begin in Leicester

Stage being prepared for Diwali Credit: ITV Central

One of the biggest Diwali celebrations outside of India is about to start in Leicester.

Final stage preparations are being made on Belgrave Road, where up to 35,000 people are expected to gather to see the festival lights being switched on – symbolising the start of Diwali.

A firework and laser display will follow the illuminations, which are due to begin at 7pm.

This year's Diwali Day celebration takes place on Tuesday 13th November.

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