I was in The Victoria Pub the other day meeting Bipin from Bipin's Masala and the subject of 'The Festival of Lights' came up. I didn't want to appear dim so didn't show my ignorance of the subject and came back to do a search
on the internet.
I was prompted again today when Amrit from Wilbury Cars emailed me saying that they were offering customers to celebrate Diwali some Indian sweets, samosa’s and tea between the hours of 10:30am and 2pm. (what a lovely
So what is Diwali? Well according to this website http: www.diwalifestival.org
"Diwali is one of the biggest festival of Hindus, celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness in India. The festival is celebrated for five continuous days, where the third days is celebrated as the main Diwali
festival or 'Festival of lights'. Different colorful varieties of fireworks are always associated with this festival. On this auspicious day, people light up diyas and candles all around their house. They perform Laxmi Puja in the evening and seek divine blessings of Goddess of Wealth. The festival od Diwali is never complete without exchange of gifts. People present diwali gifts to all near and dear ones".
I couldn't find anything on the internet about any celebrations in Hitchin or the area. Are there any?