British Hindus Call for Non-Christian Public Holidays

October 16, 2003

Source: BBC News

On October 16, 2003 the BBC News reported that "Belgrave Road in Leicester is the centre for this year's Diwali festivities and over 50,000 people are expected. It is the biggest such gathering outside of India. Leicester's business community and cultural life have benefited hugely from celebrations like these and there are calls for major religious festivals from all faiths to be recognised and marked with a public holiday."