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Diwali 2017 Photos: Indian Festival Of Lights Celebrated All Over The World

Diwali 2017 Photos: Indian Festival Of Lights Celebrated All Over The World

The Indian festival of lights, called Diwali, was celebrated Thursday in India and in other parts of the world. People lit oil lamps known as “diyas” and candles, along with other firework displays.

The glittering festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair.

The date of Diwali changes each year depending on the Hindu lunar calendar. For instance, in 2018, Diwali will fall on Nov. 7 and in 2019, it will occur on Oct. 27.

The festival is celebrated over a span of five days with Diwali being the third day, which is the 15th day of the Hindu month of Kartik.

 

This year, the festival of lights was on Oct. 19. Also known as Deepavali, which is a Sanskrit word for “rows of lighted lamps,” it is one of the most popular festivals celebrated across South Asia. Read more…

Diwali 2017 Photos: Indian Festival Of Lights Celebrated All Over The World

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