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Diwali: Your guide to events across west London celebrating the festival of lights

Celebrations for Diwali continue into November across west London

Diwali marks the triumph of light over darkness, and good over evil. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)(Image: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

This weekend, many people across west London will gather to celebrate Diwali , the Indian festival of lights which marks the triumph of light over darkness, and good over evil.

The festival falls on a different date every year, in accordance to the position of the moon. This year it falls on October 30.

Those taking part in the festivities set off fireworks, light candles and exchange gifts and food with loved ones, celebrating the arrival of Lord Rama as he frees Queen Sita and defeats the evil Ravana

Diwali is traditionally considered a Hindu festival, but it is commonly celebrated throughout India by people of other faiths too.

Diwali is traditionally celebrated on October 30 (A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images)(Image: A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images)

Whilst many celebrations here in London are in full swing, some areas are waiting until November to begin festivities.

This year in north west London, Diwali festivities for Brent , Barnet, Hillingdon and Ealing will be taking place alongside the areas firework celebrations.

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Organisers of Northwest London Fireworks said it recognises the diversity of culture in Northwest London and would like to extend and open invitation for everyone celebrating Diwali 2016 to come down to Northwest London Fireworks display and festival.

The event takes place on November 5, with the fireworks starting at 7.30pm at Byron Park. It costs £10 to enter.

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Here's a guide to some of the other Diwali events still due to take place in west London:

Hounslow :

1) Diwali Dinner and Dance: Guests can enjoy a live DJ with three course meal and Bollywood Bhangra.

When: October 29.

Where: Charisma,10 Spring Grove Rd, Hounslow TW3 4BJ

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Harrow :

1) An evening of fun for family an friends with dinner, dance, music, karaoke singing and fireworks.

When: October 29, 6pm.

Where: RCT Hall and Sports ground, Headstone Lasne, Harrow, HA2 6NG.

Cost: £15

2) A Diwali get together is being held by Kojain UK for members to enjoy Lunch.

When: November 5.

Where: 614 Kenton Road, Harrow

Cost: £10 to £13

Watch Mayor Sadiq Khan give a speech on Diwali:

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