All You Need to Know About Diwali in India

  • Publish date: Monday، 17 October 2022 Last update: Monday، 24 October 2022
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Millions of people in India celebrate Diwali, which falls every year in autumn and lasts for five days. In this article, you will find the most important information about Diwali.

What is Diwali?

All You Need to Know About Diwali in India

Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains all over the world; it coincides with the start of the Indian New Year which heralds new beginnings, the victory of good over evil and light over darkness, and is an occasion to celebrate life, hope, optimism and the strengthening of social relationships.

When to Celebrate Diwali?

Diwali falls in the autumn season and its date is not specified, as it falls in the months of October or November, but this year it falls on the 24th of October.

How to Celebrate Diwali?

On the first day, Hindus start their day by showering and worshiping near the sacred basil tree. While on the second day, they massage their bodies with scented oils, decorate their homes with flowers, and eat certain types of sweets known as "Mitai", and then light candlesticks in tight rows.

All You Need to Know About Diwali in India

On the third day, parents and relatives meet and chant the worship of the goddess "Lakshmi", asking her to grant blessings, success, wealth, and health. In the evening, young people and children set off firecrackers.

As for the fourth and fifth days, they are devoted to the exchange of visits between members of the same family.

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