Peterborough Celebrates: 900 lights for Diwali

Diwali – a Festival of Lights symbolising the light of knowledge dispelling the darkness of ignorance – marks the end of the Hindu year. Traditionally this is the time of the year when people light candles and clay lamps filled with oils, houses are decorated, and sweets and presents are exchanged. Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the World celebrate Diwali.

Diwali or Deepawali literally means a ‘array of lights’ or ‘cluster of lights’ – and this year in Peterborough, something very special is being planned. To help celebrate the 900 years of the Peterborough Cathedral Peterborough Diwali Festival will be switching on 900 lights on the Guildhall at 4pm and will be distributing 900 battery operated multi-coloured tea lights to all the visitors.

Come and join in this amazing array!

Peterborough Diwali festival which will be held on Saturday 27th October 2018 from 11am till 5pm.

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