What is Diwali? The ancient festival celebrated by millions of people around the world
Diwali is an ancient festival celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains all over the world.
It represents the universal message of good over evil and also of light at a dark time of year – which is why celebrations are marked with fireworks and illuminations.
For Hindus, Diwali represents the start of the New Year and also the start of winter. Each day leading up to Diwali has a different meaning, which varies between regions and different communities.
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