|Businesses light Diyas and electric lights|
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Known also as the festival of lights, Hindus thoroughly clean their homes and yards, undertake minor renovations and sprucing up eg. repainting the exterior of their homes etc. Some Hindu women buy gold, silver or at least one or two pieces of new utensils in reverence to the auspicious day.
|Saheena with green mango chutney ©caribbeanpot.com|
During Divali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends but no meat of any kind is cooked or eaten.
|Temple by the Sea courtesy www.uncommoncaribbean.com|
The story of Divali (the festival of lights) is the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. In the symbolism of lighting the lamps in their houses, Hindus are reminded to light wisdom, goodness, and God-consciousness in themselves.
Diwali is an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji.
Love and peace to all. Bless Up!