Join in the Diwali festivities in Trafalgar Square, as thousands of people come together to celebrate the Hindu, Sikh and Jain Festival of Lights.
Enthusiastically celebrated around the world, Diwali traditionally symbolises joy, love, reflection, resolution, forgiveness, light and knowledge, and represents the victory of good over evil, and light over darkness.
Everyone is welcome to celebrate the festival in Trafalgar Square between 1pm and 7pm. This year's packed programme includes traditional and contemporary stage performances, lively music, family-friendly activities, and delicious food from India and beyond.
Diwali is timed to coincide with the new moon in October or November, so the actual date varies from year to year. In 2016, Diwali is celebrated on and around 30 October, however, the Trafalgar Square celebration takes place on 16 October.