Friday Photos: Diwali In London 2015

By Jo Connarty Last edited 27 months ago
Friday Photos: Diwali In London 2015
Diwali celebration at Trafalgar Square, by John Caribe (2014)

Diwali — the festival of lights — is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains worldwide. The festival represents the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. It's is a colourful occasion celebrated with prayers, fireworks, lights and lamps.

There will be a pre-Diwali cultural show at Trafalgar Square on 11 October. Here are our favourite images from previous years.

Thanks to the following photographers for use of their photos via the Londonist Flickr pool: John Caribe, mumphalee, FouadUK, Glen Mehn, KBT Images, Judy, Suma, Artee62 and Laura Billings

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Trafalgar Square's fountains appear to ooze green, by mumphalee (2009)
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Elephant-headed god Ganesh, by FouadUK (2010)
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Diwali flowers floating in the fountain, by Glen Mehn, (2009)
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Diwali dancers at Trafalgar Square, by KBT Images (2010)
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Diwali lights, by mumphalee (2008)
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Ganesh again, by mumphalee (2008)
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Revellers lights candles, by mumphalee (2008)
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Giant floral lanterns, by mumphalee (2008)
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Kali Puja festival, which takes place on 10 November this year, by Suma (2008)
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Climbing for a better view, by Artee62 (2014)
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The Temple in Neasden takes on an ethereal glow, by Laura Billings (2008)

Last Updated 06 November 2015