Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Diwali! =)

A row of lamps, part of the Diwali observance.

From Wikipedia:

Diwali (or Deepavali) is a major Indian holiday, and a significant festival in Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Many legends are associated with Diwali. Today it is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs across the globe as the "Festival of Lights," where the lights or lamps signify victory of good over the evil within every human being. Diwali is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the month Kartika.

2007 date: 9 November
2008 date: 28 October
2009 date: 17 October (Tentative)
Celebrations: Decorating homes with lights, Fireworks, distributing sweets and gifts.
Observances: Prayers, Religious rituals

Photo uploaded on July 11, 2006 by dhondusaxena
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