Diwali advice for Derbyshire residents

With Diwali just around the corner Derbyshire Fire and Rescue has issued tips on how to stay safe this festival season.

Tuesday, 17th October 2017, 12:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 9:30 am

Diwali - which commences on Thursday, October 19 - is known as the ‘Festival of Lights’ in the Hindu religion and traditionally sees an increase in the use of candles, ‘divas’ (oil lamps) and fireworks. These are used as a representation of light which is a symbol of ‘goodness’ and to ward off ‘darkness and evil’.

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