A colourful Hindu festival returns to the streets of Chester this month.
The Diwali parade and festival of lights will take place in the city centre on Saturday, October 24.
The event is celebrated each year in Chester by the Sanjhi Indian Association with the help of Cheshire West and Chester Council and a Big Lottery Fund grant.
The parade leaves the Town Hall Square at noon followed by traditional Indian dance displays taking place on Eastgate Street at 12.20pm.
It continues to the Guildhall in Watergate Street where there will be free workshops taking place between 1– 3pm.
Workshops include Rangoli Diwali art cards, Diya Indian candles, Peacock art, Henna hand painting, Indian head massage and face painting.
There will also be a chance to sample Indian food from £3.
Cabinet member for culture, leisure and wellbeing Louise Gittins said: “The traditional dance displays are the result of hours of practise, with volunteers from the Sanjhi Indian Association. This is an event not to miss.
“Please visit the Guildhall afterwards to learn more about the rich diverse community we have here in west Cheshire”.
Chairperson of the Sanjhi Indian Association Sarika Kaushik added: “Diwali is an international festival that is celebrated across the world. We will be bringing a party atmosphere to the streets of Chester.
“We are delighted to share this Indian festival and the Chester Diwali parade is now an established annual event.”