“Diwali (which falls on October 19 this year) is a universal festival of the light of love. The purpose is not to glorify the light of the candle, but to glorify the eternal light of God. This light connects us with God, and guides us during our arduous journey through life. In Huddersfield, we always celebrate Diwali with unbounded joy and charm through strengthening bonds with family and friends.”
“We celebrate with brothers and sisters of all cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds to signify the importance of peace, prosperity, communal harmony and social justice. The temple was open all day long, and it was lovely to welcome the wider community in to share food and blessings.”
- Kiran Bali MBE JP, URI Global Chairperson
Read more about our Cooperation Circles, many of whom are celebrating Diwali with their Hindu friends.