Today is the first day of Diwali—the Festival of Lights! Diwali, or Deepavali, is a religious holiday observed by Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, and Jain religions. It is a celebration of the victory of good over evil, the triumph of light over darkness, and the renewal of life.
To celebrate the five days of Diwali, people decorate their homes with lights (often using small oil lamps called diyas), watch fireworks, wear new clothes, and distribute gifts to friends and family members. It is also a time for prayer and religious rituals.
Join in the festivities and wish your friends “Shubh Diwali!” with a free ecard!
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