Activities light up Cathedral Square during Diwali celebrations

Festival of Diwali being celebrated at Peterborough's Cathedral Square EMN-151031-160627001
Festival of Diwali being celebrated at Peterborough's Cathedral Square EMN-151031-160627001

The Hindu festival of Diwali was celebrated yesterday (Saturday, October 31) in Peterborough’s Cathedral Square.

The city centre was transformed with activities to reflect Diwali, the festival of light, including prayer, dance, music and song.

There was Indian food for shoppers to sample and they were also encouraged to learn about the origins of the festival.

Peterborough’s Indian, Nepali and Sri Lankan communities have come together in celebration in Cathedral Square for the last two years.

The leader of Peterborough City Council John Holdich switched on the Diwali lights at 5.30pm.