What is Diwali or Deepavali (Festival of Lights)?

What is it? Diwali, or Deepawali, is India’s biggest and most important festival of the year. Diwali is a 5-day holiday celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and some Buddhists. The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects […]