Happy Diwali & Happy Deepawali!

Happy Diwali & Happy Deepawali!

Diwali is a national holiday celebrated in India (Diwali) and in Nepal (Deepawali), which lasts for five days. Also known as “the festival of lights,” Diwali is a time when people decorate their houses with diyas (clay lamps) and rangolis, an art form of vibrant colored powder, often designed in the shape of a flower, petal, or similar design. Diwali honors Laxmi (or Lakshmi), the goddess of wealth, fortune, love, and beauty. Diwali is also celebrated in Fiji, Guyana, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and many other countries.

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