Some seasonal events and activities will be affected by national and local coronavirus restrictions. This webpage will be updated with advice and information for seasonal events.

Diwali

Diwali, also known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, starts on Saturday 14 November.

Diwali is a five day festival, celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs. It is known as the ‘Festival of Lights’ as homes, shops and public places are traditionally decorated with small earthenware oil lamps called Diyas, though electric lights and decorations are also commonly used.

National restrictions will impact how families and friends are able to celebrate Diwali this year.

Warrington families are encouraged to mark Diwali as best they can - within the national restrictions - to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

    Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that there will be new national restrictions in place from Thursday 5 November, it is vital that residents celebrate Diwali while adhering to these restrictions.

    • You must only socialise indoors with people in your household or support bubble
    • You can exercise or visit outdoor public places with members of your household or support bubble, or one person from another household
    • Avoid travelling outside Warrington wherever possible – only essential journeys should be made
    • Overnight stays and holidays away from your primary residence are not permitted, including holidays in the UK and abroad