In pictures: Diwali celebrations in Lincoln

The Lincolnshire Showground came alive with colour and music at the Lincs Indian Society’s annual Diwali celebrations.

Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, symbolising the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.

Lincolnite photographer Steve Smailes was invited to the 2018 event on Saturday. See the full gallery:

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Lincs Indian Society is a growing Lincolnshire community of more than 72 families.

Their flagship Diwali celebrations have become bigger and better each November, featuring a formal lighting of the lamp, traditional cuisine and musical performances.

Find out more about the society in our Lincolnite of the Week series.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite