Thursday, 2 November 2017


Diwali. The festival of Lights. It is the biggest hindu celebration in the world. Diwali is celebrated to honour Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. You can find hindus’ celebrating Diwali worldwide as it is a rich part of their culture. The religious celebration signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. The meaning of Diwali differs from regionally. However they all point to joy and happiness.

Diwali lasts for 5 days in India however in many other parts of the world Hindus celebrate it for just one or two days. The first day is known as Dhanteras (The day of Knowledge). On this day families go shopping for gold and silver jewelry, cutlery, and other useful household items. The second is known as Naraka Chaturdasi (Day of knowledge). They make rangoli patterns at their door to welcome in friends, family and the gods to their house. The third day is the most important day as it is Diwali (The Day of Light). One this day fireworks are let off all throughout the night, it also marks the end of the Hindu year in many regions. The fourth day is Annakut (New Year). This is the day that is piled high in Hindu temples as an offering to the God Krishna. The fifth and final day is the Bhai Duj (The Day of Love Between Siblings). Sisters commonly perf


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