Diwali fun for all in Birmingham city centre

Food, dance and fun will be on the menu for all the community with a Diwali celebration in Birmingham city centre.

Diwali on the Square takes place in Victoria Square on Saturday October 14 between 11 am and 4pm.

There will be food stalls, Mehendi artists, bhangra music including performances by singers Jas Wouhra and Malkit Singh, plus face painting and balloons for children.

Diwali fun for all in Birmingham city centre

The event has been organised by West Midlands Combined Authority and Mayor Andy Street will be joined by the High Commissioner of India to the UK, His Excellency Mr Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, when he speaks to the crowd at 12 noon.

Mr Street said: “Diwali is a time of great celebration and this event is for the whole community to enjoy, whatever their faith.

“It will be a fantastic atmosphere, offering the tastes and sounds of India, and I would encourage everyone to pop along and sample it for themselves.”

Diwali is a five day festival celebrated by faiths throughout the Indian community to mark different historical events and stories but with all of them symbolising the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.

It is celebrated by lighting lamps and candles in doors and windows of the home, around temples and other buildings, along with fireworks.

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