This year, Diwali and Bandi Chhor Diwas celebrations will look a little different as the community works together to stop the spread of COVID-19. In line with Peel Public Health recommendations, the City asks that residents celebrate with those in their immediate household only.
New, creative ways residents are asked to consider celebrating include calling or video chatting with friends, family and neighbours, and watching a virtual fireworks display.
While it is not recommended, for those who decide to celebrate with individuals outside of their immediate household, the City reminds residents to physically distance and adhere to all COVID-19 safety precautions, including wearing a mask in all indoor public spaces. Social gatherings must be kept to a maximum of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
Residents who decide to attend celebrations in-person at their Gurdwara or Mandir should also physically distance and adhere to all COVID-19 safety precautions, including wearing a mask in all indoor public spaces.
Every person shall maintain at least a 2.0 metre distance from every other person when on public property, except persons who reside together in the same premises
The City asks residents to consider making a donation to local food banks or community groups during these celebrations, and to support local small businesses and restaurants during this time.
This year, Short range fireworks are allowed on private property in Brampton on Saturday, November 14 only.
Short-range fireworks are those that tend to travel less than three metres (10 feet) when set off (e.g. fountains, wheels, ground spinners, sparklers). All other rocket-type fireworks are banned in Brampton. The City reminds residents that fireworks are not permitted on the street, sidewalks, within City parks or on municipal or school properties.
When using short-range fireworks on private property, residents must follow safety precautions.
Celebrate Safely & Enjoy!