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Big Events Diwali celebrations to light up Watford

 Published on: 20th October 2017   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

The next in the Big Events series is set to bring colour, lights and culture to the heart of Watford. Diwali on The Parade, a free event, takes place from 12pm to 5pm on Sunday October 25 and is linked with Diwali at the Palace – a vibrant Diwali dance celebration being shown at Watford Palace Theatre. Building on last year’s event, this will be even more magical, with a host of dance and musical performances, and hands-on workshops. People can try mehndi and gopi dot painting and even have a go at making a floating lantern. Visitors can also spend time at the Diwali craft and food market, where they can pick up a variety of treats and tasty delicacies. As darkness hits, the Festival of Light celebration will bring everyone together in a procession to the pond – everyone is welcome to join in with tea lights and lanterns. Here the event will be brought to a breathtaking end with a flame and pyrotechnics display set to Indian classical music. Elected Mayor of Watford Dorothy Thornhill said: “I really enjoyed last year’s event – especially seeing the children’s faces as the lanterns were paraded down the High Street. “This year’s Diwali event will be a sumptuous celebration for everyone to enjoy. People will have the chance to try some new and wonderful things – I’m delighted that we can bring such vibrancy to our town.”

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