The MKDSA would like to wish all those celebrating today a very happy Diwali.
Diwali is a festival celebrating the triumph of light over darkness and the start of new beginnings for millions of people of the Hindu, Sikh and Jain faiths.
The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word Deepavali, which means “rows of lighted lamps”.
Homes and streets tend to be decorated with small oil lamps called diyas, with the light supposed to help Lakshmi – goddess of wealth and good fortune – find her way into people’s homes.
Sunset in Milton Keynes is 16.15 today.