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A Hindu festival of lights, held in the period October to November. It is particularly associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and marks the beginning of the fiscal year in India.
- ‘Light is key in every culture - Hindus celebrate Diwali, Jews celebrate Hanukkah.’
- ‘Two Goddesses in particular are celebrated at Diwali: Lakshmi and Kali.’
- ‘In Northern India, people celebrate the festival of Divali with sugar candy, batasha, and khil, puffed rice.’
- ‘Bahrain Hindus celebrate a grand Divali in Sitra with the Indian ambassador as guest of honor.’
- ‘Also known as the festival of lights, Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil, and also marks the beginning of the Hindu new year.’
From Hindi dīvālī, from Sanskrit dīpāvali row of lights from dīpā lamp + vali row.
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