Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

Search of Air Algerie crash site continues

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Sarkozy, Hollande and the scooter wars

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Confusion online over Air Algérie flight

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - July 25th, 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - July 25th, 2014

Read more

REPORTERS

Halal tourism on the rise

Read more

ENCORE!

Tunisia's Carthage International Festival turns 50

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

WWI Centenary: the battle for Verdun

Read more

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

When big companies want to do good

Read more

  • Second black box found at Air Algérie crash site in Mali

    Read more

  • Limited 12-hour humanitarian truce takes effect in Gaza

    Read more

  • US evacuates embassy in Libya amid militia clashes

    Read more

  • Kerry in Paris for new round of Gaza ceasefire talks

    Read more

  • French PM calls for calm ahead of banned Gaza protest

    Read more

  • Nibali rides serenely toward a place in Tour history

    Read more

  • Video: 'Lack of security' at MH17 crash site, FRANCE 24 reports

    Read more

  • In pictures: Devastation, debris at Air Algérie crash site

    Read more

  • Washington Post reporter and his wife arrested in Iran

    Read more

  • French families grieve for Algerian plane crash victims

    Read more

  • Lithuania’s Navardauskas wins 19th stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • LA Times wipes France off the map in air crash infographic

    Read more

  • Fans electrify the mood as Tour de France crosses the Pyrenees

    Read more

  • French lawyer files complaint against Israel at ICC

    Read more

  • Protest against Gaza offensive turns deadly in West Bank

    Read more

  • Halal tourism on the rise

    Read more

  • Ukraine names acting PM after Yatseniuk's shock resignation

    Read more

France

Diwali in Paris: Festival of Lights, in the City of Light

© Photo: Claire Williams/FRANCE 24

Video by Claire WILLIAMS

Latest update : 2013-11-06

Diwali, a five-day festival also known as the Festival of Lights, is being celebrated by Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities around the world. FRANCE 24 went to find out how the holiday is being marked in the French capital.


It is a time for good food, gifts and spending time with friends and family. Diwali, a five-day festival also known as the Festival of Lights, is being celebrated by Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities around the world.

Most of the festivities take place on the third day, when worshippers light small candles in their homes and temples.

Watch FRANCE 24’s video above to see how the Festival of Lights is being marked in Paris, the "City of Light".

 

Date created : 2013-11-05

  • BRAZIL

    Revellers hit the streets of Rio as carnival begins

    Read more

  • CONTEMPORARY ART

    Paris celebrates tenth year of ‘all-nighter’ art party

    Read more

  • BRAZIL

    Hundreds of thousands turn out for Rock in Rio festival

    Read more

COMMENT(S)