Why does Southall still have Christmas decorations?
Why are the Christmas decorations still up in April in Southall, London?
** Definitive **
Name: Steve, Kingston
Qualification: Long-time association with Southall
Answer: They used to put the lights up for Diwali in November and they used to stay for Christmas. But nowadays, because they are so multi-cultural, they leave the lights up all the time. They just put them on whenever there is a festival on.
Name: Usha, Northolt
Qualification: I live nearby
Answer: The lights are actually for New Year celebrations for Sri Lankans and South Indians. The previous week was celebrated by Northern Indians.