The Ancient Origins of Diwali, India’s Biggest Holiday

Every year around October and November, Hindus around the world celebrate Diwali, or Deepavali—a festival of lights that stretches back more than 2,500 years. Diwali 2020 occurs on Saturday, November 14. In India, the five-day celebration traditionally marks the biggest holiday of the year. Like many Hindu festivals, there isn’t just one reason to celebrate …

75 Diwali Wishes to Honor the Festival of Lights and Send Well Wishes to Brighten Someone’s New Year Celebrations

Diwali is a New Year celebration for Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Muslims and Buddhists. This year, the five-day holiday falls in November. The festival of lights, popular in South Asian countries and with those of South Asian descent, is marked by oil lamps called diyas, to honor the goddess of wealth and prosperity Lakshmi and …