Explore the amazing celebration of light by reading these amazing Facts About DIWALI below!
It’s the time for bright colors, stunning firework displays, sparkling lights, and delicious food! Ready? Check out our top ten things you need to know regarding Diwali…
The facts about Diwali
1.) Diwali is an important festival of religion that originated within India. Many people think of Diwali as being a Hindu celebration. However, it is also observed in the Hindu religion by the Sikhs and Jains.. *
2.) Diwali takes place every year and lasts for five days, and marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. The exact dates vary each year and are determined by the moon’s location; however, typically, it is in November to the month of November.
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3.) 3. Diwali (or Deepavali as it’s often referred to) refers to the “row of lighting” in the Ancient language from India known as Sanskrit. People can decorate their houses with lighting and oil lamps during this celebration. They are also called diyas.
4.) For many people, Diwali honors the Hindu goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. The lighting and the lamps are believed to aid Lakshmi to get into homes, bringing prosperity throughout the years!
5.) It’s also a celebration of good triumphing over evil, and a variety of myths inspired by the theme are linked to Diwali. In the north of India, Hindus celebrate the returning of the gods (gods) Rama and Sita to the city of Ayodhya after beating the wicked King Ravana!
6.) In the region of Bengal Bengal, people revere Goddess Kali, who is believed to be the demon-killer, during Diwali. Also, in Nepal (a country that borders northeast India), the people celebrate God Krishna‘s triumph over unjust King Narakaasura.
7.) But it’s not all about legends and lights — Diwali is an opportunity to spend time with your family and friends! It is a time to give gifts and treats and enjoy tasty meals while watching fireworks and dressing in new outfits. It’s also a good time to clean or decorate your house as well.
8.) Rangoli is a cherished Diwali custom — gorgeous designs created using vibrant flowers and powders. People make rangolis on the floor at the entryway of their homes to thank gods and to ensure good fortune!
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9.) Today, this exciting festival is celebrated by many people from different countries around the globe. When it comes to Diwali, Hindus living outside India meet in places of worship known as mandirs to offer offerings to gods, enjoy fireworks displays, and eat delicious food!
10.) The city of Leicester is located within the United Kingdom and holds the biggest Diwali festivities outside of India. Every year, thousands of people throng the streets to take in live performances of light and music and dancing!