- n. Hindu festival of lights, celebrated over several days in October and November.
“There are no specific dishes you eat in Diwali but you must eat sweets," Monisha insists.”
“On the Friday before Diwali I went to the store at work and bought sweets and savouries all from Haldiram determined not to spend my time on the weekend making treats as I always do in Diwali season.”
“Personally I am still in Diwali mode, and decided to make a couple of Indian-themed snacks to take to the party.”
“The word Diwali or Deepavali (in its full form), means a row of lamps.”
“- and, er, witticisms - during the closing ceremony as fireworks go off and music plays [roughly, from the Hindi] "Diwali is being celebrated in Athens too!”
“Custom demands that gold be bought for special occasions such as weddings, births and birthdays, as well as for religious festivals, particularly for Diwali, which is celebrated by Jains and Sikhs as well as Hindus.”
“Since Diwali occurs when the darkened moon is about to once again reflect light, it is a sacred moment to recall this reawakening.”
“When Miller called Diwali little-known and lacking much “substance” on KERA-FM, the arbiters of political correctness leaped quickly into action.”
“The Day is known as Diwali now, which is still celebrated in India and around the globe by Indians.”
“Actually, navratri season is still on as "Dassehra" just got over 2 days ago, and people are eagerly waiting for Diwali, which is rightly known as the festival of lights, food and prosperity.”
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