The annual Hindu celebration of the triumph of light over darkness.

“Bright colours, tantalising aromas and the light of a thousand oil lamps fill the streets of Little India during Deepavali.”(

Diwali always begins on the 15th day of the Hindu month Kartik (end of October/beginning of November), 20 days after Dashahara, at new moon.

Everywhere in Little India it shines and “sounds”. Already one week before the actual festival day, the monumental installations and decorations can be admired. Until one day before, every evening crowds of people come to the bazaars to get embroidered sari and decorated decorations. Of course also to admire the breathtaking lights. Flower garlands smell of incense and traditional snacks whet the appetite. There are henna tattoos, music and much more. It’s one of the most beautiful festival of the city.

And it’s incredibly loud and crowded everywhere 😉

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