Diwali is a festival of lights. It is known as Deepavali. Diwali’s date is determined by the Indian calendar and changes every year, ranging from October to November. For the year 2023, Diwali will be celebrated on the 12th of November. It is celebrated by the Hindus, it celebrates the birth of Lakshmi, the goddess of Wealth.
It is a 5-day celebration that includes good food, fireworks, colored sand, and special candles and lamps. It has been celebrated since time immemorial however it has also been said that this practice of lighting lamps first began on the day of Mahavira’s nirvana in 527 BCE.