A festival Of Lights

Ten Important Facts That You Should Know About Diwali

Ten Important Facts That You Should Know About Diwali:

Diwali is a very important festival for not only for Hindus also for Sikhism and Jainism.
 As we all know Diwali is a festival of lights. On this day god, Rama came back to Ayodhya. On this day we all exchange gifts, wear new tradition clothes, decorate houses with rangoli and lights and Diyas.

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A national holiday for many
Diwali is not just a national holiday in India. In fact, it is a holiday in Trinidad & Tobago, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Guyana, Surinam, Singapore, Malaysia, and Fiji. And is an optional holiday in Pakistan.

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Card games
Playing card games during Diwali is believed to bring good luck and prosperity in the year ahead.

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'Shubh Diwali'
The words 'Shubh Diwali or Deepavali' are exchanged as greetings during Diwali, which mean 'Have an auspicious Diwali

Lunar Hindu Calendar
Lunar Hindu Calendar
Diwali falls on different days each year and this is governed by the Lunar Hindu Calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, it falls in either October or November.

5. Diwali is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the Hindu month of Kartika. Hinduism is a major religion of India and is considered to be the oldest religion in the world.

6. More than 800 million people celebrate this festival in various ways.

Row of Diyas
The word Diwali means “the row of lighted lamps (diyas)” in Hindi.

8. It is the most famous, biggest and brightest festival in India, and is celebrated for five days.

Read more: History of Diwali

jain diwali image
On the same night that Diwali is celebrated, Jains celebrate a festival of lights to mark the attainment of moksha by Mahavira.

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Sikhs also celebrate Diwali, as it marks the release of their guruji – Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji – and 52 other kings and princess of India that were made captives by the Mogul emperor Shah Jahan.

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