Diwali… festival of lights and colour

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Today, 13th November is Diwali , also known as the Festival of Lights.  This festival is celebrated across India and worldwide by the Indian community.

Symbolic diyas or kandils  are an integral part of Diwali decorations. These are colourful paper lanterns.

(Day 13  into my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge!)

The name “Diwali” is a contraction of “Deepavali” (Sanskrit: दीपावली Dīpāvalī), which translates into “row of lamps“.

Happy Diwali and Happy New Year!!

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Diwali | Rangoli, decorations made from coloured flowers, is popular during Diwali.

 

To find out more about this wonderful festival check out Celebrating Diwali.

If you are interested in colour in culture you can check out my other colour in culture related blog posts.

Part of my 30 blogs in 30 days challenge series. Check out my other posts.

Sources: lneonline.comdiwali-celebration.blogspot.co.uk and acelebrationofwomen.org.

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