Diwali, the festival of light, is the biggest celebration in the calendar for many Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. Diwali is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world and is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.

Families decorate their porches with flower garlands and light candles and fireworks to bring in the new year.

This year Diwali falls on Monday 24th October and the Hindu new year is on Wednesday 26th October. If you’re wondering where the nearest Hindu or Sikh temple, look no further.

  • Gujarati Hindu Society Temple is on south meadow lane, Preston.

They will be holding a firework display on Tuesday 25th October 7pm onwards.

  • Guru Nanak Gurdwara is on 24 Tunbridge street, Preston PR1 5YP

Celebrations will be on Monday 24th October and refreshments will be served all day.

  • Guru Nanak Gurdwara Singh Sabha- 19a Bow Lane, Preston PR1 8ND.

If you’re looking to hit a party then Baluga bar and club are hosting a Diwali party on Friday 28th October. All profits from this year’s Party will be donated in memory of Hollie Drings at St Catherine’s Hospice Care.



If you would like to taste some Indian Diwali food then you can visit Rana Spice which is located on 83-85 Fylde Road, Preston PR1 2XQ opening hours are 10am- 8pm. Contact number is 01772 822262

Rana Spice is a vegetarian diner and have some amazing Indian street foods available.  So, go and check it out! 


RK Dinning is located on Plungington Road offer a full vegetarian menu and it beats the meat. They also serve lunch during the day, so if you wanted fancied an Indian cuisine during the day then this is the place to be.


Letpads would like to wish all the students a Happy Diwali, enjoy the celebrations, be safe. The clocks are going back on Sunday 30th October so don’t forget reset your clock.