Diwali Candles Festival of Light

Posted by Pauline McEvoy on

Diwali is celebrated by people in India and Indians living abroad. Families light lamps, candles and fireworks to symbolise the triumph of light over darkness, wisdom over ignorance and good over evil.

Diwali, also known as Deepavali (literally 'a row of lamps'), is perhaps the most important and ancient of the Indian festivals.

Traditionally, Diwali is celebrated for five days, and takes place at the new moon on 15th day of the Hindu month of Kartik or Karthika (October/November).

Originally a Hindu festival, Diwali is also celebrated by Sikhs and Jains. It's an official holiday in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji.

Saw Festival of Lights will celebrate Diwali October 28th - 30th 2016 | Elizabeth Quay, Perth.

A great time to buy some Tea Lights while they are on special to burn over Diwali.



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