Riot of colour at Di­wali cel­e­bra­tion

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE -

He­len Grant MP joined the Maid­stone Nepalese Women So­ci­ety for their colour­ful and vi­brant Di­wali cel­e­bra­tions.

Held at the Howard De Walden Cen­tre in Maid­stone, the fes­tiv­i­ties were at­tended by men, women and chil­dren from Maid­stone’s Nepalese Com­mu­nity.

As a cen­tre­piece of the fes­ti­val of light cel­e­bra­tions. Mrs Grant, MP for Maid­stone and the Weald, lit two large can­dles to cel­e­brate the tri­umph of light over dark­ness.

Guests also en­joyed tra­di­tional foods and speeches from com­mu­nity lead­ers. Mrs Grant, who rep­re­sents Maid­stone and the Weald, said the Nepalese com­mu­nity are a trea­sured and much loved part of Maid­stone’s fab­ric.

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