London Nov 13 (BAN/SL) Downing Street marked the celebration of Diwali with Rishi Sunak, lighting some diwali candles outside No. 10 Downing Street, he encouraged families to meet up virtually this weekend, adding: “We’re going to get through this.”
As there is a nationwide lockdown in place in England, many councils are providing online Diwali celebrations on Saturday. Outdoor celebrations around the UK have been called off. Normally huge celebrations take place in Scotland, Birmingham, Leicester, Manchester and London’s Trafalgar Square.
Both Boris Johnson and Kier Stamer wish all Hindus celebrating Diwali and ask them to virtually celebrate it this year.
Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world.
Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.
Written by Sushma Lobo