Celebrating the Holi and Dawali festivals in London

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Introduction

London is a multicultural delight that’s full of ethnic restaurants from myriad countries. The Traditions and delights of  Royal London make the city a welcoming place to be. In this post, we’ll be sharing ideas on how you can celebrate a Hindu festival in the capital, and which venues would best serve such an occasion. Many families often visit the capital to arrange and attend marriages, and the hotels near Park Grand Heathrow make great spots from which families can explore a new city.

Every year around March in spring, London celebrates the Hindu festival of Holi. And it’s not only those who practice the religion that take part in the festivities – countless people join in on the fun. Crowds take to the streets and throw coloured water and powdery paint (gulal) around. Guests are encouraged to dress in white, to get the best overall colour splash effect. Although the event has already taken place this year, there will be another edition this September. Hosted at Queens Elizabeth Olympic Park on the 12th September, this is a festival with EDM music from artists such as: D-Sharp, Izzy Trixx, and DubVision. It’s an excuse for some extra fun around September time, but that can only be a good thing for the city. By the end of the event, many appear as if they’ve had a paint bomb splashed across their face and body.

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The Diwali festival – or the festival of lights is another religious festival. It takes place every year in Trafalgar Square, and attracts thousands. This year the festival will be boasting contemporary religious Asian music, food stalls with the best South East Vegeterian music, and a lot more. In essence, this festival is synonymous with the virtues of reflection, resolution, forgiveness, joy, love and light – which is why it’s called the festival of lights. The festival pertains to the Hindu, Jain, and Sikh communities –which are quite populous in the city. The event coincides with the new moon – the darkest night of the month in October or November. Although Diwali officialy begins on the 11th November, the ensuing celebrations will take place on the 11th October.

The London Festivals and Traditions demonstrate that there’s a universal acceptance of different faiths and religions. For that reason alone, having a ceremony or religious marriage is something that’s often done in the capital. Countless people join in on the Holi festival and Diwali festival – showing that there’s a universal sense of acceptance of different religions and traditions here. Those who have ever considered partaking in cultural events will find much to find in the capital of London.

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