Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year,celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.
Diwali Festival Celebrations. … This signifies the victory of good over evil and that is why Diwali is also known as the festival of lights. People worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha on this day as they are believed to bring good luck, prosperity and wealth.
Observances: Diya and lighting, home decoration, shopping, fireworks, puja (prayers), gifts, feast and sweets