Diwali, 2023, also known as the festival of lights, is a colourful and happy occasion celebrated by millions of people worldwide. Many people in the United Kingdom, home to a sizable Indian and South Asian minority, have a particular place in their hearts for Diwali.
Families gather during this time to enjoy lavish feasts, light candles and lamps, and exchange gifts.
When Is Diwali 2023 In The United Kingdom?
The Hindu holiday of Diwali, or Deepavali, falls on the fifteenth day of Kartika, the holiest month. Diwali, which comes on November 12th, 2023, celebrates the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.
2023 Diwali Puja Timing For London, England, United Kingdom
Worshipping the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity, Lakshmi, is one of the most important customs observed during Diwali.
The Lakshmi Puja timings in the UK could change a little based on where you live, so you should always check with your local temple or religious authorities for exact information.
The puja is typically done in the evening, when firecrackers and Diya’s light up the sky.
|City||Lakshmi Puja Muhurat||Pradosh Kaal||Vrishabha Kaal||Amavasya Tithi Start||Amavasya Tithi End|
|London||04:20 PM to 05:58 PM||04:16 PM to 07:16 PM||04:20 PM to 05:58 PM||09:14 AM on Nov 12, 2023||09:26 AM on Nov 13, 2023|
|Birmingham||04:23 PM to 05:59 PM||04:19 PM to 07:21 PM||04:23 PM to 05:59 PM||09:14 AM on Nov 12, 2023||09:26 AM on Nov 13, 2023|
|Reading||04:24 PM to 06:01 PM||04:19 PM to 07:19 PM||04:24 PM to 06:01 PM||09:14 AM on Nov 12, 2023||09:26 AM on Nov 13, 2023|
|Manchester||04:21 PM to 05:55 PM||04:17 PM to 07:20 PM||04:21 PM to 05:55 PM||09:14 AM on Nov 12, 2023||09:26 AM on Nov 13, 2023|
|Leicester||04:20 PM to 05:55 PM||04:16 PM to 07:17 PM||04:20 PM to 05:55 PM||09:14 AM on Nov 12, 2023||09:26 AM on Nov 13, 2023|
|Leeds||04:16 PM to 05:50 PM||04:13 PM to 07:16 PM||04:16 PM to 05:50 PM||09:14 AM on Nov 12, 2023||09:26 AM on Nov 13, 2023|
|Glasgow||04:19 PM to 05:49 PM||04:17 PM to 07:24 PM||04:19 PM to 05:49 PM||09:14 AM on Nov 12, 2023||09:26 AM on Nov 13, 2023|
|Preston||04:12 PM to 05:42 PM||04:10 PM to 07:17 PM||04:12 PM to 05:42 PM||09:14 AM on Nov 12, 2023||09:26 AM on Nov 13, 2023|
Diwali is a moment for communities to join together and enjoy, not just a family occasion. Diwali celebrations with a dynamic and diverse lineup of cultural acts, music, dance, and food vendors can be found in many UK cities.
One of the biggest Diwali festivities outside of India is held in Leicester, which is frequently referred to as the Diwali capital of the UK.
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