Sikhs and Hindus in Winnipeg are celebrating Diwali, one of the major holidays on the South Asian calendar.

Also known as the "festival of lights," Diwali takes place between mid-October and mid-November each year and is an official holiday in India.

The Winnipeg South Sikh Centre is expecting some 800 people at an event Tuesday night.

And on Saturday, a big Diwali party will be held at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. It's open to the public and free of charge.

Click on the video player above to watch Aadel Haleem's report.