Colourful lights display in Canary Wharf for Diwali

The lights will be lit from 5pm-11pm. Pic: Tamzin Brannigan

Jubilee Park in Canary Wharf will be decorated with a display of colourful lights this week in celebration of Diwali, the Festival of Lights. 

The free exhibition will feature an array of vibrantly coloured lights alongside a floral display of lotus flowers inspired by the Indian artwork of Rangoli. 

The flowers will be filled with multicoloured lanterns and battery powered lights and placed in the central water fountain to float throughout the park, casting shimmery lights onto the water. 

The flowers are inspired by the Indian artwork Rangoli. Pic: Tamzin Brannigan

The event will be running up until November 11, with the lights being lit this afternoon, marking the darkest day of the year, according to the Hindu Festival’s traditions. 

The lights will be lit from 5pm-11pm. 

The celebration has numerous meanings and symbols, which generally highlight the triumph of good over evil, of light over darkness, and ultimately to glorify the light of God. 

The darkest days of the year. Pic: Tamzin Brannigan

The installation was created by South African florist Richard Bragg, who has also designed artwork for previous events in the park.

Leave a Reply