Diwali – Festival of Lights

Diwali lampsMonday 24 October is the Observance of Diwali (or Deepavali) – an event that is celebrated by South Asian communities and religious groups. Diwali, which translates to ‘Festival of Lights’ is one of the major annual Indian festivals and is celebrated over a period of five days by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs across the globe. It is a highly anticipated celebration and is renowned for its beautiful and bright illuminations which bring the community together.
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Diwali – a festival of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs to mark different historical events, stories and myths. They all symbolise the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, hope over despair. In 2017, Diwali – Deepavali will be observed on Thursday 19 October.
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