When is Diwali and how is Liverpool celebrating?

Diwali is well underway and celebrations have begun. Find out more about the celebrations in your local area below.

Diwali is also known as the festival of lights, and is a huge celebration in Hindu culture.

Diwali is known as the celebration of banishing evil, with lamps being lit to symbolise the triumph of good over evil.

People across the world celebrate in different ways personal to them. From having huge feasts with family and friends to dressing up and lighting fireworks, there are many ways to honour the celebrations.

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    Liverpool is no stranger to honouring this celebration. There have been a few events and nods to the celebration throughout the city this week.

    During Liverpool’s River of Lights show at Town hall they included multiple Diwali lights to acknowledge the celebrations throughout the city.  

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    Visitors to Merseyside Museum this week will have been treated to a special Diwali performance.

    When is Diwali?

    Diwali is a five day festival of light, and this year the celebrations started on November 2nd.

    Diwali is the third day of the celebration and it falls on the darkest day of the Hindu lunar month, Kartik. People will light up homes and businesses with lamps and candles, and worship Lakshmi.

    The five days of celebration are:

    Dhanteras: 2 November, 2021

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    Choti Diwali: 3 November, 2021

    Diwali: 4 November, 2021

    Padwa: 5 November, 2021

    Bhai Duj: 6 November, 2021

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