Diwali

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Diwali : 

Diwali

Diwali, or Deepavali, is a major Indian festival, celebrated by Hindus. : 

Diwali, or Deepavali, is a major Indian festival, celebrated by Hindus.

Diwali is celebrated by Indians across the globe as the "Festival of Light,“… : 

Diwali is celebrated by Indians across the globe as the "Festival of Light,“…

… where the “light” signifies victory of good over evil within every human being. : 

… where the “light” signifies victory of good over evil within every human being.

Diwali commemorates the return of the mythological king Rama to Ayodhya… : 

Diwali commemorates the return of the mythological king Rama to Ayodhya…

…after a 14 year exile in the forest, and a war in which he conquered the demon king Ravana. : 

…after a 14 year exile in the forest, and a war in which he conquered the demon king Ravana. Public Domain picture from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Ravana.jpg

On this day people wear new clothes, meet their friends and relatives, eat sweets,… : 

On this day people wear new clothes, meet their friends and relatives, eat sweets,…

…gift each other, decorate houses with lights and rangoli patterns, and set off fireworks in the night. : 

…gift each other, decorate houses with lights and rangoli patterns, and set off fireworks in the night.

Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth is worshipped for a prosperous year ahead. : 

Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth is worshipped for a prosperous year ahead.

In India, Diwali is the most important festival of the year. : 

In India, Diwali is the most important festival of the year.

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