Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in India and by Indian communities around the world. It is often referred to as the “Festival of Lights” because it involves the lighting of oil lamps (diyas) and the decoration of homes with colorful lights and candles. Diwali typically lasts for five days and usually falls in October or November, depending on the Hindu lunar calendar.
The festival holds great cultural and religious significance for Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. Each of these communities has its own specific reasons for celebrating Diwali