Peterborough lit up by Diwali celebrations

The colourful festival of lights lit up a gloomy Peterborough weekend as the city celebrated Diwali.

Monday, 21st October 2019, 1:00 pm
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. Shradha and Rachna Karthik EMN-191019-192133009

A taste of Bollywood was brought to Cathedral Square on Saturday with the annual celebrations, with traditional Indian dancing, music and food on offer. Members of all faiths in the city were present for the Hindu festival, with lanterns lit by dignitaries. The entertainment ranged from the traditional Bollywood style dancing to a more contemporary dance from Raj Kumar, which incorporated skeletons.

Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. Mayor of Peterborough Coun. Gul Nawaz attending EMN-191019-192049009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. Mayor of Peterborough Coun. Gul Nawaz and Mayor James Palmer lighting candles. EMN-191019-192100009

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Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. EMN-191019-191309009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. Shradha and Rachna Karthik EMN-191019-191520009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. Sanjani and Nandini Mamella Palle. EMN-191019-191542009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. EMN-191019-192122009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. Shradha and Rachna Karthik EMN-191019-191553009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. Gayathri Gadkari group dancers EMN-191019-191604009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. Gayathri Gadkari group dancers EMN-191019-191614009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. Gayathri Gadkari group dancers EMN-191019-192155009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. Gayathri Gadkari group dancers EMN-191019-191625009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. The Kuchipudi dancers EMN-191019-191635009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. The Kuchipudi dancers EMN-191019-191646009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. Dance groups taking part EMN-191019-191657009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. Ladies Bollysouls team EMN-191019-191708009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. Raj Kumar with his contemporary dance EMN-191019-191720009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. Raj Kumar with his contemporary dance EMN-191019-191731009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. Bollywood dancers EMN-191019-191742009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. Bollywood dancers EMN-191019-191753009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. EMN-191019-191804009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. Bollysouls dancers EMN-191019-191826009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. Ladies Bollysouls team EMN-191019-191837009
Peterborough Diwali Festival 2019 at Cathedral Square. EMN-191019-191342009