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Diwali: The festival of love, lights and happiness.

Diwali is an Indian festival also termed 'Deepavali'. It is taken into account as India's largest festival. This festival is filled with love, lightsand happiness. Diwali is one of the most loved and widely celebrated Hindu festivals. Not only Hindus but even non-Hindu communities like Jains and Sikhs also celebrate Diwali with delighted hearts. The festival mostly lasts for five days. Diwali celebration comes during the month of Hindu KartikaDiwali also initiates the beginning of the new Hindu financial year. As many businessmen open new accounts books.

In North Delhi, Diwali is celebrated by bursting firecrackers on the streets and lightning of home with divas and lights. Many people buy gold, clothes, and expensive gifts such as electronics for their homes. This time is considered the best and luckiest period of the year. They buy these gifts for themselves and their loved ones. Moreover, Hindus believe that during this festival the Hindu goddess of wealth, Lakshmi Ji, will come to their homes to give her blessings. That’s why Indians keep their home clean and decorate them beautifully. Windows and doors are left receptive so that the goddess can come to their home to shower wealth and happiness.

They also draw brightly colored rangolis using fingers on the bottom at the entrances of their homes and offices. These geometric designs are usually symbols of nature. Gambling card games are often played because it is considered special to gamble during Diwali. Gambling parties are considered one of the best entertainment activities during the Diwali celebration. The foremost popular is Teen Pattiblackjack and poker are favorites for Indian Diwali parties. People sit on mattresses on the ground during the Diwali celebration. The houses are decorated with divas and lights. People dress in traditional Indian attire. They also exchange Indian sweets referred to as mithai and folks have large family gatherings in their homes.



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