Candlelit lanterns are set adrift during the Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London (@ Darren Lehane/Getty Images)
- These lanterns illuminate an annual festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains all over the world.""What is the special occasion?
- Designs made of coloured sand, jewel-bright saris and special sweets are treasured traditions of this five-day festival.""Find out how they celebrate it in India
- Nearly a million people in the UK will be celebrating the events of the next few days so make sure you don\t miss any of the entertainment.""See what events are happening near you
- These lovely lanterns are made to welcome Lakshmi, who, among other things, is the goddess of light, wealth, wisdom and fertility.""Don\t you think she\s well worth making a little offering to?