Meaning of Diwali

Diwali, the Festival of Lights

Diwali is an annual south Asian festival held during October or November, according to the lunar calendar. All around the world people celebrate Diwali as the symbolic triumph of truth and light over darkness. Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word deepawali—‘a row of lights’—and has various interpretations and meanings significant to different peoples of south Asian origin. Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs all celebrate the special time of Diwali.

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