Now celebrated across the world, Diwali ( also known as The Festival of Lights) is one of the biggest cultural events that originated from India. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word "deepavali", which means "rows of lighted lamps". "Light " symbolizes the triumph of good over evil, prosperity over poverty and knowledge over ignorance. During the pandemic, it is an opportunity for those that observe Diwali to offer gratitude as this light means more now than ever before. It's a time for lighting diyas, laying out colorful rangolis, setting off fireworks, exchanging gifts of sweets and celebrating with dance, music and storytelling.
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