Here’s how to celebrate Diwali 2020 in Brampton

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Published November 5, 2020 at 9:35 am

While Diwali may look a little different in Brampton this year, residents can still find safe and fun ways to celebrate.

In a conference on November 4, Brampton City Councillor, Harkirat Singh, expressed his understanding in regard to Diwali being a special time for many people in the community and emphasized the fact that he wants them to enjoy it while keeping their health a top priority.

“We all need to do our part and follow the recommendations of our Public Health officials and celebrate Diwali with those in our immediate household only,” said Singh.

“This year, more than ever, we have to get a little creative with how we can celebrate and connect with each other.”

During his announcement, Singh recommended hosting a virtual fireworks display with friends and neighbours and reminded those that choose to celebrate outside their homes, to physically distance and adhere to all the COVID-19 safety precautions.

This means a maximum of 10 people inside and 25 people outside without combining those restrictions. Residents are also reminded that they must wear a mask in all indoor public spaces.

Those who plan on using fireworks are also reminded to do so safely and responsibly.

Short-range fireworks (those that travel no greater than 3 meters or 10 feet) are allowed on private property in Brampton on Diwali without a permit.

Fireworks are prohibited on sidewalks, streets, within City parks, schoolyards or any other public area.

When using short-range fireworks, be sure to keep water handy to put out fireworks and used sparklers and do not light a firework or hold a lit firework in your hand.

Remember to allow all fireworks to fully cool before disposal and wait at least 30 minutes before approaching a firework that did not discharge.

How do you plan on celebrating Diwali this year?

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