Diwali (Hinduism)

From October 25, 2011 23:00 until October 30, 2011 22:59

 

Diwali, commonly referred to as the 'festival of lights', is a festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The name 'Diwali' is a shortened version of the word 'Deepavali' which in Sanksrit translates into 'row of lamps'. During this period, people light rows of lights to commemorate heroic figures in Indian mythology who triumphed over the forces of evil.

Diwali is also a propitious time for new endeavors, and many people clean their homes and open all their windows and doors to welcome luck and good fortune during Diwali. The exchange of gifts is also traditional during this holiday, and many people host dinners and Diwali parties.

 

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