Bollywood entertainment outfit Spice Entertainment also wowed the crowds. Visitors were treated to arts and crafts workshops, as well as stalls selling Indian food, clothes, jewellery and accessories. At dusk, there was a lantern procession as part of the Diwali celebrations. "The event brings people together from every community in Greater Manchester. The event is also fantastic artistically and gives lots of performers a chance to shine. It's not your average day in Manchester, that's for sure," Rajyashree Dutta, president of the Indian Association Manchester, was quoted as saying.
In India, Dussehra festival will be celebrated on October 22 and Diwali on November 11 this year.