Diwali (also called Deepavali, Diwali or Deepavali) is
a major Hindu festival/celebration. Known
as the "Festival of Lights," it symbolises the victory
of good over evil, and lamps are lit as a sign of celebration and
hope for mankind. Celebrations focus on lights and lamps, particularly
traditional diyas (as illustrated). Fireworks are associated with
the festival in some regions of the country.
celebrated for five consecutive days in the Hindu month of Ashwayuja.
It usually occurs in October/November, and is one of the most popular
and eagerly awaited festivals of India. Hindus regard it as a celebration of life and use the occasion to
strengthen family and social relationships.