Diwali, the festival of lights is one of the biggest and brightest festivals in India. Many different regions celebrate this holiday, but the universal symbol is the victory of good over evil. The date varies every year because it is chosen through the Hindu lunar calendar. Usually, it falls around mid-October and mid-November.

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This holiday is celebrated for five days and each day has a separate meaning and mythology associated with it. On Diwali, people distribute sweets and gifts to family while others believe it is necessary to give to the poor as charity.

To celebrate, people clean their homes and decorate them with colorful flowers, candles and lamps. People wear new clothes and prepare sweets, snacks and delicacies. On this day, most people perform a Lakshmi Puja (worship).

Diwali is most commonly associated with fireworks and the holiday would not be complete with them.