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November 13, 2012 :: Diwali in India - The Cultureur | For the Modern Global Citizen
What: Diwali, or Deepavali literally means “festival of lights.” It is the biggest celebrated holiday for Hinduism, Sikhism, and Jainism. It’s a 5-day festival that usually falls during October/November, marking autumn as the festive season. Modern practice has been defined by a religious prayer followed by parties, card-playing, dressing up, a Thanksgiving-style feast, intensive house …