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Enjoy the magical Festival of Lights that brings in a whole new cultural experience. Diwali, or Deepavali, marks the beginning of the Hindu year, and this 5-day celebration occurs annually around the months of October and November.
Deepavali symbolizes the divine "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance". One of the many famous legends connected to this auspicious day is the victory of Lord Rama over the Demon King, Ravana.
Homes and temples are lit with multiple lamps to eliminate shadows from one's house and life. As Hindu temples come alive with rituals, fireworks light up the night sky, and families gather around to make traditional sweets and beautiful colored designs on floors, Diwali is a festival that you cannot afford to miss.