SQLAuthority Wishes Happy Diwali to All of You. Diwali is one of the important Hindu festivals, which comprises of four consecutive days of celebrations. Every day of Diwali represents the conquest of good over evil. Nowadays, many people light wax candles as they are easier to handle. Diwali is one of the happiest holidays in India and Nepal with significant preparations. People clean their homes and decorate them for the festivities. It is a five-day festival in many regions of India, with Diwali night centering on the new moon – the darkest night – at the end of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin and the start of the month of Kartika.
- In 2015, It is on November 11.
- In 2016, It is on October 30.
- In 2017, It is on October 19.
In north India, people celebrate Diwali to mark the victory of Lord Ram over demon King Ravana and his return to Ayodhya with his wife Sita and brother Lakhsman after 14 years of exile. Among the Sikhs, the festival of lights holds a special importance.
It is the day when Ram returned to Ayodhya following 14 years of exile after defeating the demon king Ravana who abducted Sita, wife of Ram. People of Ayodhya were absolutely ecstatic at the homecoming of Ram and rejoiced by lighting up their houses and distributing sweets to each other, a tradition still followed by all those who celebrate the festival.
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