Biggleswade celebrates Diwali in style

Children sitting down for prayers

Children sitting down for prayers

More than 20 families came together to celebrate Diwali in Biggleswade earlier this month.

Originally a harvest festival, Diwali marks the spiritual victory of light over darkness and good over evil and usually falls between mid-October and mid-November every year.

The Indian Festival of Light honours the coming together of four prominent religions of India - Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism.

Diwali this year fell on November 7 and an event at Orchard Community Centre in Kings Reach saw lots of singing, dancing and group performances.

A traditional Dandiya dance was performed by the ladies and art and craft works produced by the children were put on display.

Traditional Rangoli art created by children and adults was used to decorate the community hall, while oil lamps were lit in each corner.

The celebration ended with an authentic Indian meal.