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.

Coronavirus guidelines have affected many events this year and 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.

Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Maureen Creaghan said: “Though it is disappointing that this year you may not be able to mark Diwali as you would wish, I hope you are able to honour and enjoy the festival in your own way.

“Please make sure to keep to the national restrictions whilst you’re celebrating and ensure you and others are safe and well.

“Wishing you a Diwali that brings happiness, prosperity and joy to you and all your family!”

You can find information and guidance on changes to upcoming celebrations and events at warrington.gov.uk/seasonal-events-and-activities

For the latest information and advice on coronavirus and restrictions, please visit warrington.gov.uk/coronavirus