Diwali is the five-day Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness. T is one of the major religious festivals in Hinduism. The name is derived from the Sanskrit term dipavali, meaning “row of lights’ and the third day of Diwali is celebrated on Thursday, November 4, 2021. Diwali is celebrated for five days and marks the Hindu New Year. During the festival, diyas are lit and placed in rows along the parapets of temples and houses and set adrift on rivers and streams. Homes are decorated, and floors inside and out are covered with rangoli, consisting of elaborate designs made of coloured rice, sand, or flower petals. The doors and windows of houses are kept open in the hope that Lakshmi will find her way inside and bless the residents with wealth and success.
It is not just about lights and legends –– Diwali is a time to have fun with friends and family! People exchange gifts and sweets, enjoy delicious feasts, watch firework displays and wear new clothes. It’s a time to clean and decorate the home, too. Rangoli is a popular Diwali tradition –– beautiful patterns made using colourful powders and flowers. People draw rangoli on the floor by the entrance of their homes to welcome the gods and bring good luck!
Come join us for the Annual Diwali Dinner at Christ Church!
Diwali Celebrations & Fire Works
Enthusiastically celebrated around the world, Diwali traditionally symbolises joy, love, reflection, resolution, forgiveness, light and knowledge; and represents the victory of good over evil, and light over darkness.
Diwali is timed to coincide with the new moon in October or November, so the actual date varies from year to year. In 2021, Diwali is celebrated on and around 4th November however our celebration takes place on the 6th November 2021
Everyone is welcome to celebrate the festival at The Tree Hotel. This year's packed programme includes Fireworks and delicious food from India and beyond.
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We invite you to join us for a wonderful celebration of light over dark, good over evil and wisdom over ignorance on this final day of the Indian festival of Diwali.
Come and enjoy the company of like-minded souls and soak up the quiet peaceful surroundings of The Lotus Sanctuary, a haven for nurturing holistic living.
We will start at 3pm with a relaxing and restorative yoga and meditation class, followed by a Havan (fire ceremony) at 4.30pm and kirtan (chanting) at 5.30pm. The event will conclude with a delicious and nourishing vegan supper served at 6pm.
Join us for a fabulous DIWALI DINNER & DANCE PARTY.
* Fantastic Entertainment - DJ Bhav from London
* Special Karaoke Hour
* Enjoy Bollywood Beats on Dance Floor
* 4 Course Festive Sumptuous Buffet Dinner
(More than 12 starters & 10 Main course, veg & non veg both;
More than 8 Desserts)
* Soft Drink included
* Alcoholic Beverages available to buy at the bar.
Join us for an evening of festivities at our annual Diwali celebrations where the PHN family will come together and celebrate in person once again!
In-Person at PwC London Embankment Place or Virtually
18:00 - 18:30 - In person registration
18:30 - 19:30 - Main programme
19:30 - 21:30 - Networking and Nibbles
We have an exciting evening planned with keynote speakers including Ben Higgin, Partner - Head of Technology & Investments, Sarah Churchman - Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing, Arif Ahmad - Partner and North Head of Private Business, Head of UK-India Group, live performances and delicious Indian food.
We hope you will join us for this year’s celebrations
You also have the opportunity to join online. Please select the right type of ticket - In Person or Virtually (details will be shared once confirmed).