Luton BID is looking forward to the third year of spectacular Diwali celebrations in the town later this month.

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the most popular of all South Asian celebrations and this year’s free event is being held in St Georges Square on Saturday, 30 October.

Award-winning dance acts, cultural music, top Asian singers, and a spectacular miniature parade will be on display from 12pm-7.30pm and will be followed by dramatic fireworks display from the rooftop of The Mall shopping centre.

Julia Horsman, Luton BID project manager, said: “We are delighted to be proud sponsors of Diwali in Luton for the third time.

“The Diwali celebrations really help to showcase Luton, and we cannot wait to welcome visitors and families into the town centre to enjoy this dazzling parade and line up.”

The first Diwali in Luton took place in October 2018 and at the follow-up in 2019 over 13,000 people were entertained with a vast array of cultural performances including music, dance and performance art in St. Georges Square.  No event was held in 2020 due to the pandemic.

This year’s celebrations are being funded by Luton BID, along with The Mall Luton, Lyca Mobile, Revoluton Arts, and Arts Council England.

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October 15th, 2021Press Releases

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