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Leicester Diwali 2019

Diwali celebrations have been in full swing in Leicester since the spectacular lights switch-on event and thousands of people flock to the city for Diwali Day, which fell on Sunday, October 27 this year.

The Elephants on Parade made  the celebrations getting involved with the LED elephant head decoration.

Diwali in Leicester is a huge, cultural celebration enjoyed by people who have come from far and wide to see the thousands of decorative Diwali lights along the city’s “Golden Mile”, enjoy spectacular firework displays and see homes, temples and gurdwaras all illuminated.

The first lights went on display in 1983, marking the foundation of the celebrations we know today. They ran along Belgrave Road from Dorset Street to Loughborough Road and were switched on by the community’s oldest resident. By the 1990s the Diwali celebrations along Belgrave Road had developed a national reputation./

Burlesque and Moulin Rouge Stilt Walkers