What’s the deal with Diwali?

 

What is it?

Also known as the festival lights, Diwali is a five-day holiday celebrated by Hindu’s across the world! This super colourful celebration marks the Hindu New Year and symbolises new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil.

 

Hindu’s celebrate Diwali with amazing lanterns

 

When is it?

This year Diwali is taking place from the 19th-24th of October

 

What happens?

Amazing parties take place in communities across the world, with incredible feasts and spectacular firework displays too! Clay lamps (Diyas) are lit, and windows are left open to help Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, find her way into people’s homes.

 

Beautiful Diyas left to guide the goddess

 

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