Diwali

Diwali UK United Kingdom 2020

The London Diwali festival attracts approximately 35,000 people each year to celebrate this Hindu, Sikh and Jain festival of light.

Expect lots of lively music, dance and an authentic market with food, craft, art and henna.

 

Diwali is called the Festival of Lights and is celebrated to honor Rama-chandra, the seventh avatar (incarnation of the god Vishnu). It is believed that on this day Rama returned to his people after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana.

 

Many activities and events are held in United Kingdom to celebrate Diwali, which is known as the “Festival of Lights”. … Many cities throughout the United Kingdom celebrate the Diwali festival with firework displays, dances, plays, street lighting, Diwali lanterns, traditional Indian food, and music.

 

Diwali (also: Deepawali) is one of India‘s biggest festivals. The word ‘Deepawali’ means rows of lighted lamps. It is a festival of lights and Hindus celebrate it with joy. During this festival, people light up their houses and shops with Diyas (small cup-shaped oil lamp made of baked clay).

 

A traditional Diwali greeting is to say ‘wishing you a Diwali that brings happiness prosperity and joy to you and all your family.

 

Diwali is the Hindu, five-day Festival of Lights that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The word Diwali literally means ‘row of lights’ and originated from the Sanskrit words for lamp ‘dipa’ and row ‘vali’, the festival is also called Deepavali.

 

What do you say to wish someone a happy Diwali? To wish someone a Happy Diwali in Hindi you can say “Diwali ki Shubhkamnayein” or “Shush Deepavali”. In Punjabi it would be “Tuhanu Diwali diyan boht both vadhaiyan

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