Diwali Day, a Festival of Lights
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Diwali Day is the first day of a five day Hindu holiday celebration. It is a festival of lights, one of the major Hindu holidays of the year. Diwali Day originated in India as a harvest festival. It is now celebrated by Hindus throughout the world. It is also called “Diwali”.
Diwali Day signifies the victory of:
- Light over darkness
- Good over evil
- Knowledge over ignorance
- Hope over despair
Diwali Day Customs and Activities:
- Participate in family prayer.
- People clean up home, office and workplace.
- Dress up in new clothes. If you don’t have new clothes, dress up in your best clothes.
- Light lamps and candles.
- Celebrate with fireworks.