Thousands of people from across the globe came to Knowsley to celebrate one of the biggest Bengali festivals in Europe.
The Hindu festival of Durga Puja was celebrated over five days at Kirkby Sports College with prayer, singing, dancing and dining.
It’s been held in Knowsley since 1979 and is England’s only major Durga Puja celebration outside London.
People came from Newcastle, Birmingham and Leeds with some visitors travelling from India to share the celebrations with relatives here.
The festival celebrates the Hindu Goddess Durga and the victory of Good over Evil.
The Knowsley event is organised by the Bengali Association of Merseyside and North West England.
Knowsley’s Mayor, Cllr Norman Hogg, who was at the festival, said: “This is a wonderful event and we’re so glad the organisers continue to hold it here.
“It was a success again this time and a marvellous spectacle for everyone who managed to get along. “
Knowsley’s mayor, Cllr Norman Hogg meets some of the people at the Bengali Hindu festival of Durga Puja in Kirkby Sports College.