In Pictures: Lights, song and dance kick off this year's Deepavali festivities

Activities to usher in the annual Deepavali festival have begun, with a street light-up ceremony in Little India on Saturday (Sept 2) officiated by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. Deepavali, popularly known as the Festival of Lights, is the most important of all Hindu festivals and celebrated by Hindus worldwide every year. It falls on Oct 18 this year.