What is Diwali?

Diwali is also known as Deepavali {festival of lights}. It is celebrated all over the world but most awaited festival in India. Diwali is a Hindu festival.

The festival signifies the victory of light over darkness, or we can say good over evil. It is celebrated for five days. All the central rituals were commenced on the 3rd day. Before Diwali, people clean and decorate their homes.

Lighting of candles and Diyas in the house and burning of crackers all around. After dressing up nicely and beautifully, all members of family worship goddess-Lakshmi.

Not only this, people used to exchange the gifts and sweets among the family members and close friends. This shows a healthy and sweet connection.

All this thing make people happy and feel them positive. Isn’t it? What a beautiful festival it is.

When is Diwali celebrated?

So it’s a big question. When is Diwali celebrated?  We can’t predict a particular date of Diwali, but it falls in the month of mid-October and mid-November. But this time its 7th november 2018.

Why we celebrate Diwali?

Rama returned to his people after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana. People lit their houses to celebrate his victory over evil (light over darkness). The goddess of happiness and good fortune, Lakshmi, also figures into the celebration. It is believed that she roams the Earth on this day and enters the house that is pure, clean, and bright.

Countries having official holidays on Diwali.

 Fiji

Guyana,

 India,

 Malaysia, 

Mauritius, 

Myanmar, 

Nepal,

Singapore,

 Sri Lanka

 Suriname

Trinidad 

Tobago.

 

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