DIWALI, the festival of lights, will be celebrated at branches of Metro Bank by the handing-out of complimentary oil lamps, called diyas, from November 4.

Diwali is one of the most best-known Hindu festivals, and families across Ealing will be celebrating over the five-day festival.

Diyas represent enlightenment and are used to decorate homes during the festival.

Symren Randhawa, Southall Metro Bank manager, said. “Diwali is a sparkling event, celebrated by many religions. Last year, we distributed 1,000 barfi sweets and this year we will be sharing more than 1,400 diyas with our customers.”

The Southall branch is at Bridge Retail Park, open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday, 11am-5pm.

There is also a branch at The Townhouse, Ealing Broadway, open Monday-Saturday, 8:30am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm.