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Nyasha Bailey
Nov 7, 2018

Happy Diwali!

Nov 7, 2018 by Nyasha Bailey

 

Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.

Days before Diwali, people clean their houses and workplaces and on the day of the festival they decorate their homes with lights and candles, lighting small oil lamps called “diyas”. On the day of Diwali, fireworks are performed followed by offering sweets and exchange of gifts among families, friends, and relatives.

Students of India Association student organization will be hosting Diwali celebration on Nov. 17

Here is an article (from 2016) that does a great job of outlining the principles and explaining more about this history and traditions around Diwali.

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