Diwali, or Deepavali, is one of the most important religious festivals of Hindus across the world. It is celebrated by people across India and also in countries like Nepal, Pakistan, Malaysia, Mauritius, etc. It falls on the day of ‘Amavasya’ or new moon.
he five-day celebrations is a grand affair for people, who start preparing for the festival at the onset of the autumn season. The festivities start with Dhanteras on the first day and end with Bhai Dooj on the fifth. On the third day, that is, Diwali, the entire country lights up with lights, diyas, crackers and happiness.