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Feature: Diwali and Deepawali celebrations 2008 >> Features Archieve >> Diwali

Diwali (or Deepavali, the "festival of lights") is an ancient Indian festival celebrated in autumn (northern hemisphere) or spring (southern hemisphere) every year. It is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness or good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed.-
DIWALI 2016 : Divali falls on a new moon day in the month of October or November. Since the precise moment of the new moon falls on different dates depending on geographical location, the date of Diwali also depends on one's location. In 2016 Diwali will be celebrated on Saturday and Sunday, October 29th and 30th.

Celebrations begin with decorating homes with lights, Fireworks, Gift-giving Observances Prayers, Religious rituals (see puja, prasad)

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The Festival of Lights is also the Festival of Firecrackers. And Jaipur has its share of talented shorgars, who have perfected the craft of making and displaying fireworks into a fine art. While weddings, private parties and public functions, sustain them the year 'round, it is during Diwali that they make a killing.

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Diwali recipes from : Badam Doodh, Apple Shake, Sitaphal Rabdi, Coffee Fizz, Creamy Hot Chocolate and more delicious recipes.

Articles on Diwali

  • Diwali festival is a 5 day Hindu festival in India which occurs on the fifteenth day of Kartika. Diwali when translated means "rows of lighted lamps" and the occasion is also referred to as the Festival of Lights.
    During Diwali, Indian homes are cleaned and windows are opened to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. Lamps, lights and candles are lit as a greeting to Goddess Laksmi.
  • BBC: Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia, and is also the occasion for celebrations by Jains and Sikhs as well as Hindus. The festival of Diwali extends over five days. Because of the lights, fireworks, and sweets involved, it's a great favourite with children.The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance, although the actual legends that go with the festival are different in different parts of India. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia, and is also the occasion for celebrations by Jains and Sikhs
  • New Jersey Schools rethink holidays for Diwali. "School calendars reflect their communities and they are not just Judeo-Christian anymore,'' said Rich Vespucci of the state Department of Education. "In a state like New Jersey, which is a gateway into the United States, it's not unusual to see changes in the calendar.",
  • India is the land of festivals but Diwali is one of the few grandest indian festival celebrated all over India with equal enthusiasm and zeal. Diwali Festival is the abbreviation of the Sanskrit word 'Deepavali', which means 'rows of lights'. -
  • Diwali Celebrations Around The World: Includes references to Diwali celebrations in Britain, Guyana, Indonesia, Malaysia , Mauritius, Nepal, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago




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