Diwali celebrations light up the streets of Brampton, Ont., as families gather to celebrate

Families and friends gathered to celebrate Diwali in person in Brampton, Ont., this year, with fewer COVID-19 restrictions in place. Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is the renowned festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists.

Families, friends gather to celebrate renowned festival of lights as restrictions lift

People attend a Diwali prayer session at the Hindu Sabha Temple, in Brampton, Ont., on Nov. 4. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)
Brampton residents offer prayers at the Hindu Sabha Temple on the Thursday of Diwali. The festival is celebrated over five days. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)
Brampton residents entering the Hindu Sabha Temple lit up with multiple colours on Thursday during Diwali, the festival of lights. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)
A woman lights candles outside the Brampton temple in observance of Diwali. The celebration signifies the victory of light over darkness, one resident says. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)
A group of young people pose outside a Brampton temple, after attending a prayer session. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)
People line up for sweets after a prayer session on Diwali. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)
Fireworks are set off at night by family and friends gathered, to celebrate the annual colour-filled festival. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)
A young child rings a bell at the Hindu Sabha Temple on Diwali. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)