On Saturday families from the Hindu faith will be celebrating Diwali.

Diwali is a celebration of good over evil and Hindus are reminded of this in teh story of Rama and Sita.


For Hindus Diwali is often referred to as the ‘Festival of Lights’ but it is also celebrated by Sikhs and it is an important day for those who follow Sikhism around the world.

Sikhs are celebrating Bandi Chhorh Divas, which means ‘Prisoner Release Day’ which happens to be at the same time of year as Diwali, so the two festivals are celebrated together.

Prisoner Release Day is the celebration of the sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind Sahib, being released from Gwalior Prison in India along with 52 princes in 1619

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