Happy Diwali everyone!
To help celebrate the Hindu festival of lights (Diwali) our common room will be brightly lit on the 19th October with sweets being available too. We will also have some LED candles you can take with you to help spread the light on this festive day for Hindus.
Did you know:
- More than 800 million people celebrate this festival in various ways.
- It is celebrated in honor of Lakshmi – the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity.
- The festival also marks the return of the Lord Rama and Sita after completing fourteen years in exile.
- The word Diwali means “the row of lighted lamps (diyas)” in Hindi.
- The festival signifies the victory of light over darkness.
- Diwali also marks a major shopping festival in the places where it is celebrated. Buying new things during this festival is considered to be good.
- It is the most famous, biggest and brightest festival of India, and is celebrated for five days.