Diwali is a festival of light celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs and is a time to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil.
As Diwali celebrations begin to take place around the world, we wanted to share some events and gatherings happening In the UK near iQ properties.
Taking place at the Greenwich Maritime Museum, Finding Diwali is an experience of sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the Festival of Light. With only a 20-minute bus journey from iQ Flinders House, you can join the array of free live music, workshops, art displays and more.
Where: Greenwich Maritime Museum
Date and Time: Saturday 22 October | 10am-8.30pm
Diwali celebration of lights: Boat party
Hop onboard the Bollywood Boat Party and dance your heart out. Only an 18-minute walk from iQ Bankside, you’ll experience the best of Bollywood and Bhangra. Drinks are also available for purchase at pub prices- you won’t want to miss out.
Where: Crown Pier, London
Date and Time: Saturday 22 October | 8pm-midnight
Leicester‘s celebration of Diwali is one of the biggest outside of India with everything from dance, fireworks, food and fashion. With a 25 minute bus journey from our iQ properties you can watch a giant illuminated puppet parade and an explosive firework display.
Where: Belgrave Road, Leicester, Leicestershire,
Date and Time: Monday 24th October | 15:00 21:00
Greater Manchester Diwali 2022
Delighted to be celebrating the Festival of Light, Bury town centre will be hosting a series of celebrations including free workshops such as lantern making, Bollywood dancing and an unforgettable parade.
Where: The Met, Market Street
Date and Time: 8 October 2022
- 30 October 2022
Sharing the Light
With vibrant outdoor performances including dance events and some interactive workshops on how to make rangolis and lanterns, the fun is never-ending. What's more is our three Birmingham iQ sites are all within a 25-minute walk. There’s also a firework finale to mark the beginning of Diwali celebrations.
Where: Bullring & Grand Central
Date and Time: 21st October - 22nd October 2022
We hope you have fun celebrating Diwali with your family and friends. Remember to spread love, light and unity.
If you're not sure where you're heading yet, take a look around our properties in all corners of the UK.