Festive Road was delighted to be part of the Diwali celebrations organised by the Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation in Northampton, on Saturday 7th November. Diwali, (The Festival of Lights) celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.
Hundreds of people packed the streets for the 15th anniversary of the annual event, which included a number of dance and cultural performances representing different regions of India.
Festive Road ran workshops with 8 primary schools in Northamptonshire, creating mythical beings for the procession. The procession was the highlight of the event, featuring Festive Road’s very own Harminder the Elephant!
On the same date, Festive Road played an intrinsic part of the Bridgwater Carnival, running school workshops and providing Terry the Pterodactyl and Hilary the Triceratops as part of the parade. The historic event can be traced back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, making Bridgewater Guy Fawkes Carnival the oldest event of its kind in the UK.
A video of the procession can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XHLv8GF7sM&feature=youtu.be (Video credit - Carnival website)