Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Diwali -- Festival of Lights

October 26-30, 2011

Tomorrow is the start of the five-day Indian festival – Diwali – the Festival of Lights, a time to rejoice in the Inner Light, the uplifting out of spiritual darkness, and the triumph of good over evil. Homes are decorated with lights; sweets and gifts are distributed between family members and friends; fireworks often light up the sky. Deepavali is an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore, and Fiji.

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