As the 2013 celebration of Diwali approaches, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has backed a reception to celebrate the event in the House of Commons.
Diwali, the Hindu festival known as ‘the festival of lights’, starts on Sunday 3rd November and lasts for five days. This year’s celebrations will be the 12th time that it has been officially marked in Parliament.
The festival of Diwali has been celebrated by Hindus across the world for thousands of years to commemorate the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Its message is universal and applicable to people of all faiths and backgrounds. For more information, click here.
Commenting, Mike said: “I am delighted that a cross-party group of MPs have organised a reception in Parliament to mark Diwali. The core theme of the festival is one which I am sure people of any or no faith can relate to and I hope that everyone who is celebrating the festival of lights has a happy and fulfilling experience.”