Diwali is the Indian festival of lights, usually lasting five days and celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”.
Observances: Diya and lighting, home decoration, shopping, fireworks, puja (prayers), gifts, feast, and sweets
Date: Saturday, 14 November 2020
Also called: Dipawali
Featured in religions: Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Newar Buddhism
Type of holiday: Religious holiday, Religious celebration