The word Diwali means 'rows of lighted lamps'.
Diwali is known as the 'festival of lights' because houses, shops and public places are decorated with small oil lamps called 'diyas'.
When is Diwali?
Diwali always falls some time between October and November, but the exact date varies each year as the Hindu calendar is based on the Moon.
In 2021, Diwali is on Thursday 4 November.
What is the story of Diwali?
At Diwali in Leicester Simran (14) and Vraj (11) celebrate the Hindu story of Rama and Sita with all kinds of festivities. Click on the link below to watch the video.