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Diwali on Trafalgar Square  (ONLINE) Free

Diwali street party. Image courtesy of the Greater London Authority.
Join celebrations for the festival of lights, as Diwali on Trafalgar Square moves online this year with performances and activities as part of the annual free event. Read More


Every year, you can usually join thousands of others to celebrate the Hindu, Sikh and Jain festival of lights during Diwali in Trafalgar Square. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event will take place online in 2020 with virtual activities to enjoy.

What is Diwali? 

Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, and is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. Diwali traditionally symbolises joy, love, reflection, resolution, forgiveness, light and knowledge; and represents the victory of good over evil, and light over darkness.

Where is the Diwali festival taking place in London?

The Diwali festival of lights usually takes place in Trafalgar Square in London. However, it is taking place online in 2020.

When is Diwali? 

Diwali is timed to coincide with the new moon in October or November, so the actual date varies from year to year. In 2020, the date for the online Diwali on Trafalgar Square celebrations in London are yet to be confirmed. 

You can usually enjoy music and dance performances, family-friendly craft activities, community stalls and delicious food from India and beyond, as part of a large programme of activities.  

Check back nearer the time for more information about the 2020 programme.


Important information

The Diwali celebrations in London haved moved online this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. There will be no activities taking place in Trafalgar Square for this event.

Prices and opening times

Event FREE

Opening Times

The online event takes place from 3pm-7pm.

Venue Details & Map

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square
+44 (0)207 983 4000

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