All About Diwali

Diwali is known as the festival of lights and this year falls on October 22nd-26th.

The holiday is celebrated over a 5-day period. The main day of the festival falls on Monday, October 24th this year. The days on which the celebration falls are based on the Hindu lunar calendar, so the dates change every year, but it normally falls sometimes in October or November.

People celebrate the holiday many different ways, but a common one is lighting lamps or candles called ‘diyas’. The lights are burned all throughout the whole day and night to fight and protect from evil and darkness.

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