The Hindu festival Diwali 2017 is all about conquering darkness and is staged when the darkest moon rises on Thursday, October 19. The theme of the festival, which extends over five days, is deities overcoming adversity.
The main night is when the darkest new moon of the year which appears at the end of October and many Hindus honour Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. It’s also a time when Hindus light lamps in the home to guide Lakshmi in, exchange dried fruit and gifts and prepare festive meals.
People also enjoy Jalebi sweets which are a delicious Diwali snack. Why not take a stroll down Normanton Road and pop into Pak Foods to buy yourself some?
Happy Diwali to all our Hindu students!