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13-11-2012 : DIWALI, FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is as important in Britain, as it is in India.

The festival is a time to thoroughly clean your home, wear new clothes and decorate buildings with lights.

The festival lasts for five days and is a very special festival for children because of the use of the lights, fireworks and sweets.

The festival of lights is held in honour of Lakshmi the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity.

Hindus pray to Lakshmi to bring them good luck in the coming year.

You can join in the festivities of Diwali on a Uk Canal Boating Holiday to Leicester.

Diwali Celebrations in Leicester are one of the biggest outside of India, with up to 35,000 people attending.

Enjoy the fireworks display and live cultural entertainment on stage as the festival of light marks the start of the Hindu New Year.

Start your Uk Canal Boating Holiday from Alvechurch and cruise straight into the heart of Birmingham where celebrations for all the family including music, dancing and a dedicated Kids Zone.

If you are in London on a Uk Canal Boating Holiday from Aldermaston then head for Trafalgar Square for a free Diwali festival packed full of food, music and dancing.

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