Diwali is a unique and popular festival that reflects the true Indian culture. It is the festival of lights, fireworks display, devotees offer prayers, decorates their homes, dress with new clothes in a traditional form and performs various rituals and events. This festival is celebrated among Hindus, Jains and Sikhs for a variety of reasons and is the unique way to fill the darkness with lights and victory of good over evil. Entire India is lighted with colourful lights, candles and flowers. Families’ feast and share gifts that make it a memorable festival for every individual.
Diwali is a five-day celebration that coincides with the Hindu New Year and welcoming it with lights and triumph. The actual day of is celebrated on the third day and is falling on Thursday, 19 October 2017. It usually falls between mid of October to mid of November each year. The main story of this celebration is the return of Lord Rama with his wife Sita to his mother India after defeating Ravana. The first day is celebrated as Dhanteras, where Lord Yama is worshipped and buying metal objective is a tradition. The second day is celebrated as Choti Diwali and the third day is the final Diwali festival. On the fourth day, Govardhan Puja is performed and on the fifth day, Bhai Dooj is the centre of attraction that is celebrated between brothers and sisters.
People celebrate this festival with large cracker works, prepare delicious dishes and share the happiness with near and dear ones. This festival also has a different meaning to every individual. For children, it is the festival of sweets, new dress, crackers and gifts, for adults it is the way to enjoy the tradition of India and be with the family and celebrates it. They light diyas, candles, prepared rangoli and decorate the house with fresh flowers and offer prayer to Goddess Lakshmi. It is a tradition to clean the house and wear new clothes on this festival.