Diwali

About

Celebrated by Hindus and other religious sects such as Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists, it is a four or five-day long festival dedicated to celebrating the perseverance of light over darkness. Traditions include the large-scale lighting of temples as well as the lighting of oil lamps called diyas inside and outside individual households. 

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It is celebrated in Autumn across the Northern Hemisphere and in Spring across the Southern Hemisphere. The roots of the celebration date back to the first century AD. 

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Symbolic of Light Over Darkness
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Diya lighting
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