Halifax’s famous Piece Hall will be hosting a Diwali celebration extravaganza on Saturday.
The grade-I listed cloth hall, which dates back to 1779, will host traditional Indian dancing, a DJ spinning Bollywood tunes and spicy Indian street food vendors.
As it’s a festival of light, there will be lantern making sessions and for those hoping for mental relaxation there will be a meditation session led by world-renowned Black Lotus.
The free event takes place on Saturday from 11am to 5pm.
The celebration will end with a display of twinkling lights, as decorated lanterns are positioned on the courtyard steps to honour the spirit of Diwali.
Diwali, observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikh and some Buddhists, celebrates the triumph of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and light over darkness.
Piece Hall chief executive Nicky Chance-Thompson said: “Diwali is such a beautiful festival and this year more than ever it feels so important to celebrate light over darkness and new beginnings.
“The courtyard will be alive with energy as we mark this event, that is so important to many of our communities.
“There’ll be delicious food, dynamic performances and some down time too, with a meditation workshop for quiet reflection. And what a backdrop The Piece Hall is for a glistening lantern display, which will finish the celebrations as night falls.”
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