Celebrating Light, Hope & Goodness Around the World
To all of my Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain neighbors — and all those who celebrate Diwali — I wish you a bright and joyful festival of lights.
May it bring universal compassion, inner joy of peace, love and the awareness of unity to all.
What does Diwali mean?
Diwali is a symbol of hope for humankind. The name is derived from the Sanskrit term dipavali, meaning “row of lights.” The festival generally symbolizes the victory of light over darkness. The third day of Diwali is celebrated on Saturday, November 14, 2020. (Credits: Britannica)
How do people celebrate Diwali?
During Diwali, people wear their finest clothes, illuminate the interior and exterior of their homes with diyas and rangoli, perform (Lakshmi puja) – worship ceremonies of Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and wealth, light fireworks, and partake in family feasts, where mithai (sweets) and gifts are shared. (Credits: Wikipedia)