Diwali festival in India – October 2016
Diwali is the Light Festival celebrated by the Hindu tradition. Sweets and all sorts of food are present during the whole festival, which takes place all over the world among Indian communities. This year it will be on October 30th, 2016.
How to Celebrate Diwali?
Each year people of all communities celebrate this festival to welcome a new ray of hope into their lives, when all the negative forces are believed to be removed both from one’s home and life. Before Diwali, people clean their home and paint it with attractive colors. Every nook and corner in the home is lighted with clay diyas or electric lamps to expel darkness and ensure prosperity can find its way home. Children and people of all ages burn firecrackers to enjoy the day.
Diwali is celebrated continuously during five days. Dhanteras is one of the important day before Diwali, when people buy new cloths, pots or jewelry for their family. Bhai dooj is celebrated after the Diwali.