What is Diwali (दीपावली) ?

What is Diwali (दीपावली) ?

Date: on the new moon on the last month of the Hindu calendar and ends on the second day of the new year

Location: All over the world, such as Fiji, India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, etc. It is celebrated by those who follow Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism

A 5 day festival celebrated by various people and religions. It is symbolic of triumph of light over dark, as depicted in the story of the Hindu god Rama and his defeat of Ravana. Diwali also celebrates Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity.

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