Interesting things to know about the Diwali festival – Firstpost

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One of the major festivals celebrated across the country and also in various other parts of the world, Diwali is rightfully known as the festival of light as it symbolises the victory of light over darkness or good over evil. As stated by the Hindu lunar calendar, Diwali usually falls in the month of October or November and people start preparation weeks before the main day. This year, Diwali falls on 24 October 2022, Monday, preparations are already underway as people have started shopping and further decorating their homes.
Markets are also flooded by people rushing to purchase lights, candles, diyas, rangoli, and other decorative items for the festival, besides sweets and crackers.
On the evening of Diwali, most people worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha and further spend the evening with their family and friends. However, as it is celebrated across the country, it is a festival that has several stories associated with it in line with different traditions and religions. With that being said, here are some of the most surprising and interesting facts about Diwali that you probably didn’t know.
Interesting facts about Diwali
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