With a second lockdown on the horizon and the nights drawing in during a global pandemic this year’s celebrations will look different.

That’s why it is more important than ever to remember why we celebrate Diwali.

Light will triumph over darkness and this storm will pass.

Revd Dr Guy Harrison, Head of Spiritual & Pastoral Care at the trust, said: “The ancient Hindu promise of Diwali is that even in these difficult and sometimes dark days ‘light conquers darkness and good triumphs over evil’.  Happy Diwali to all our Hindu colleagues and friends!”

Oxford Hindu Temple and Community Centre is organising celebrations taking place online this week via Zoom.

Tonight marks the start of four evenings of events – each running between 7pm to 8.15pm.

Activities include rangoli and Ganesha workshops, Bollywood dancing, a Diwali puppet show, yoga, meditation and much more.

Find out more here.

Buckinghamshire’s events are also underway with activities running right through to November 14.

Across more than four events activities include meditation, yoga, a virtual Diwali celebration and the opportunity to contribute to a passing of the light compilation video.

Find out more at here.