In pictures: Diwali comes to Trafalgar Square


Hindus, Sikhs and Jains have gathered in central London to celebrate the Diwali Festival of Lights.

The colourful display drew a huge crowd to Trafalgar Square.

Hindus, Sikhs and Jains gather in Trafalgar Square (Victoria Jones/PA)
The celebration opened under sunny skies in the capital (Victoria Jones/PA)
The line-up included music and dance (Victoria Jones/PA)
There were also workshops for the whole family, plus food and crafts (Victoria Jones/PA)
Workshops included how to put on a sari (Victoria Jones/PA)
And dancing like Bollywood stars (Victoria Jones/PA)
London mayor Sadiq Khan attended the event and led a minute’s silence for those who died in the First World War (Mark Allan/ Royal British Legion/PA)