By: Jalenn Turre, Marketing, Business & Social Media Strategist
Diwali is an important festival of the year and is celebrated among families of Hindus by performing traditional activities together in their homes. In India, the official holiday is called Deepavali.
Diwali is on the 15th day of the month Kartika (October/November) in the Hindu calendar. The 5 day festival begins on the 13th day in the dark half of Ashwin and ends on the 2nd day in the bright half of Kartika. As the calculation is primarily based on the moon, the day of Diwali Festival varies in the Gregorian Calendar between the 17th October and 15th November every year. (source: deepavali.net)
Diwali, also known as Festival of Lights is celebrated around the world which began during the mid of this week (October 23, 2014). CNN described as the famous display of spectacular light decorations during the five-day event. (source: CNN.com)
Culture Note Regarding Diwali:
Traditionally, they believe that the Hindu goddess of good luck visits their homes that are brightly lit. Many homes are lighted with various shapes, forms and colors during this festival of lights.
In today’s international Diwali celebrations, it is focus on family and friends; the time to reflect about the past and looking forward to what the future brings; with the international challenges many aspires that people around the world live together in harmony; that the truth overcomes false pretenses and light overshadows the darkness.