We wish you all Shush Diwali for the Festival of Light celebrations from the 14 November, but please keep safe by following the COVID-19 restrictions.

Please celebrate Diwali safely. Stay home and only mix with people you live with or who are part of your support bubble. Check to see if your local temple has Diwali prayers/worship online for you to join in. It is safer to meet your loved ones online or on a video call to mark the occasion.

What is Diwali?
Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world.

Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.
Kids, take this Diwali quiz to see how much you know about the festival.

When is Diwali?
The festival is usually some time between October and November, with the date changing each year.

In 2020 it begins on Thursday 12 November and lasts for five days, with the main day of celebrations taking place on Saturday 14 November.

The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word deepavali, meaning “rows of lighted lamps”.

How are you celebrating Diwali during lockdown this year? 
We’d love to hear how you are celebrating this year. Please feel free to get in touch and share your story. 

Send us an email along with any of your fantastic photos to info@s4bmanchester.co.uk or share them on social media not forgetting to tag @s4bmanchester so we can ‘like’ them. 

Shush Diwali from all of us at S4B.