Leicester celebrates Diwali

Tuesday 28th October 2014 11:24 EDT

More than 30,000 people attended Leicester's Diwali lights switch on to mark the start of the festival. The actual Diwali celebration was held on 23 October, considered to be the biggest outside India.

The crowds enjoyed food, music and dance before the celebrations ended with a display of 5,000 fireworks at Cossington Street Recreation Ground.

Indian artist Janak Chauhan came to Leicester to create a rangoli art exhibition in the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, which included creating patterns with coloured sand.

Deputy City Mayor Rory Palmer said: "It has been a great atmosphere. It is something for Leicester to be proud of."

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