Forthcoming Events

Please note Bolton Hindu Forum is always looking for volunteers to support us in holding events, if you are interested in supporting us and the community please contact us via email.

We also have opportunities for individuals, charities, businesses and agencies to hold stalls at certain events, please contact us via email to express interest.

Dussehra Celebration – Saturday 24th October 2015 – at Bolton Indian Sports and Social Club – 4pm onwards

Dussehra celebrates the Hindu god Rama’s victory over the demon king Ravana and the triumph of good over evil. The event is one of the most popular of the year in terms of sheer size and spectacle, and will include food stalls, cultural shows, and the exciting burning of a Ravana effigy. Not to be missed!

Sharad Purnima Garba – Friday 30th October 2015 – Harper Green School, Sports Hall, Bolton, BL4 0DH – 7pm onwards

This festival is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin (September–October). Goddess of wealth Lakshmi is worshiped. There will be a very popular live band, Rangeen Kala from Leicester. Being the premier garba event of the year in Bolton, we know from previous years tickets will run out fast so please contact us ASAP if you would like to attend! Tickets are priced at £4.

Diwali Celebration – Wednesday 11th November 2015 – at Last Drop Village, Hospital Road, Bromley Cross, BL7 9PZ

Diwali is known as the ‘festival of lights’, and is the biggest and brightest festival in India. It celebrates the return home of Lord Rama after fourteen years in exile. This years celebration will be held at the highly acclaimed Mercure Bolton Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa. Anyone that has ever attended will know how impressive this venue is and we are very excited to hold our biggest celebration of the year here. Tickets are priced at £15, and will be going fast due to the high demand. There will be a live DJ, a sit-down meal, and we will be celebrating the countdown to the Hindu new year!