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  1. Diwali is an important Hindu festival in India also known as Deepawali.
  2. Diwali is a festival of light. 
  3. Hindu mythology says that when Lord Rama returned Ayodhya after 14 years exile people of Ayodhya welcomed him by lighting candles.
  4. The festival is a 5-day celebration that starts with Dhanteras.
  5. People worshipped the goddess Lakshmi for prosperity. 
  6. People buy new clothes, sweets, candles, firecrackers etc.
  7. People decorate the house with candles and electric lights on this day. 
  8. Diwali marks the beginning of the new year for the Hindu business community. 
  9. On Dhanteras people do lots of shopping. It is an important day for the business community in India as it records high sales of goods. 
  10. The last day of celebration in Bhaiya Dooj. Sister prays for the health and prosperity of her brother.