Five Days of Diwali

The happiest day of the year in Indian culture is coming, as Diwali festival is almost here!

Diwali, or Deepavali, is India’s biggest and the most important holiday, just as Christmas is in the Western cultures. Regardless of faith, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists all celebrate this day as a national holiday. It marks the ultimate win of good over evil, light over darkness, hope over despair.

Usually, Diwali celebrations start two days beforehand, in order to all the people to clean and decorate their homes, buy new clothes and presents. On the Diwali night, relatives gather together, share mouth-watering meals, pray to Goddess Lakshmi and enjoy sparkling fireworks, which enlighten sky all over the country. The last two days of the festival are dedicated to meeting families and exchanging gifts.

Needless to say, one is very lucky to witness the festival of lights with his own eyes. Thousands of sparkles at each and every corner make the day outstandingly beautiful. It’s definitely worth seeing, so why not to visit India next time?

Happy Diwali! 

Natalie