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DIWALI CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD

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Diwali is the five-day Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world.

This year Diwali takes place over five days from 22 October to 26 October with the main day of celebration on Monday 24 November.

Diwali is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.

The festival is usually some time between October and November, with the date changing each year.

The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word deepavali, meaning “rows of lighted lamps”.

Houses, shops and public places are decorated with small oil lamps called diyas. People also enjoy fireworks and sweets too, so it’s really popular with children.

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