Diwali Day, a Festival of Lights

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Holiday Type: Observance

Where is celebrated: USA

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.

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