Happy Diwali 2017!
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Today is an important day in India 🇮🇳. The date of Diwali changes each year as the day it is celebrated is calculated according to the position of the moon and the Hindu lunar calendar.
This year, Diwali falls on Thursday October 19.
Diwali is the five-day Festival of Lights and is traditionally celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains and is one of the most significant festivals in the Indian culture.
The word Diwali means rows of lighted lamps and it is known as the Festival of Lights because houses and shops are decorated with candles and colourful lights. This shows the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.
During Diwali, families and friends share sweets, dried fruit and gifts, and many give food and goods to those who are less fortunate and in need. It is also a time when people spring-clean and redecorate their homes and wear new clothes. *picture taken from idiva.com *mirror.co.uk #diwali #happydiwali #festivaloflights #indianculture #india #culture #traditions #embracecultures #valueculture #festivities #community #empoweringyou #knowledgeispower #education #grassrootsorganization #