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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 underway in Leicester

Thousands of people have gathered in Leicester to see the switch on of the festival lights, which signal the beginning of Diwali.

The illumination switch on will be followed by a firework and laser show.

The event is considered one of the biggest Diwali celebrations outside of India.

Thousands line Belgrave Road in Leicester Credit: ITV Central
Dancers entertain thousands in Leicester Credit: ITV Central
A lone Dhol player kicks off the celebration Credit: ITV Central

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