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 takes place in Trafalgar Square in London.
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. The celebrations in London usually take place on a Sunday close to the official date, and begin from approximately 12pm to 6pm in Trafalgar Square. The 2021 date is 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 event for more information about the 2021 programme.
Prices and opening times
The event usually takes place from 12pm to 6pm.
Venue Details & Map
Trafalgar SquareLondonWC2N 5DN
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