Diwali, meaning festival of lights, is one of the most widely celebrated occasions in the year.

Diwali is observed not only by Hindus but also by Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs.

Find out where in north London and Hertfordshire you can celebrate this year...

Diwali Dhamaka London

A fun filled evening with your family and friends, with dinner, dance, music, karaoke singing and of course the highlight of the evening to celebrate Diwali in true Indian style…a stunning and professional fireworks display.

RCT Hall (Raghuvanshi), RCT Sports Ground, Headstone Lane, Harrow, HA2 6NG, Saturday, October 29, from 6pm. Details: iforindia.uk

Watford Observer: Firework Spectacular

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Formerly known as Neasden Temple, celebrations will run all day with hot food available from 12pm. However, out of respect for the recent passing of His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj, there will be no Diwali fireworks display this year.

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 105-119 Brentfield Road, Neasden, London, NW10 8LD, Sunday, October 30. Details: 020 8965 2651

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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Gurdwara of Hertfordshire

Dandhi Choir will perform a special Diwali concert on Sunday with Keertan by Giani Rajinder Singh Ji, Keertan by Bhai Amarjit Singh Ji Patialae Wale and Dhadhi Vaaran by Rassal Singh Ji followed by a fireworks display at 8.15pm.

Gurdwara of Hertfordshire, 50 Wilbury Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 0TP, Sunday, October 30 from 8.45am. Details: 01462 432993

Watford Observer: GRAND FIREWORKS

Bhaktivedanta Manor

Diwali is celebrated with elaborate firework displays, candles and lamps. Join Bhaktivedanta Manor for a colourful stage show with drama and traditional dance and of course, a spectacular fireworks display at 6.30pm that will have every face turned towards the skies.

Bhaktivedanta Manor, Dharam Marg, Hilfield lane, Aldenham, Near Watford, WD25 8EZ, Sunday, October 30, from 3pm. Details: 01923 851000

Watford Observer: Bhaktivedanta Manor

Bhaktivedanta Manor

Diwali Festival

Trafalgar Square will come alive with the colour, music and dance of India. Explore Indian crafts and gifts, then try your hand at making your own Diwali lamp.

Feeling peckish? Experience the spices and flavours at the Indian street food market. Why not try something new? Learn how to tie a sari, try your Bollywood moves or have your hands painted with henna. There’ll also be a lively stage line up and mischievous blue monkeys scampering around the square.

Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London, WC2N 5DN, Sunday, November 16, 1pm to 7pm. Details: diwaliinlondon.com

Watford Observer: Thousands at Trafalgar Square Diwali celebrations

Previous Diwali at Trafalgar Square.