Focus on Faith - Diwali – the Festival of Light


Diwali is a celebration of an event from the history of Hindu tradition. It is celebrated by followers of Hinduism and Sikhism.

Diwali celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word Deepavali, meaning "rows of lighted lamps”. It’s all about inviting good things into your life – health, wealth and prosperity.

Diwali is celebrated for five days according to the Lunar Hindu Calendar (the start date of Diwali varies and is held between mid-September and mid-November). There is great festivity such as Firework displays and a time where families get together and exchange gifts. The day after Diwali is the start of a New Year for Hindus.  Each household will light candles to mark the event.

Beginning this year on Monday 24 October, there are two major events in Solihull, at the Core Theatre.

Diwali: Light Shadows and Neon too!

Sat 29 Oct, The Core Theatre family, children & young people, exhibitions

Enjoy Diwali themed family friendly activities at The Core!

The Indians are Coming! Diwali Dhamaka

Fri 28 Oct, The Core Theatre comedy & variety

The Indians are coming - some of the circuit's funniest acts!