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Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, the festival of Diwali is a time to celebrate hope and the triumph of good over evil by the of lighting coloured lanterns and fireworks displays. For this reason Diwali is often called the ‘Festival of Lights.’

The festival takes place over five days, the main celebrations and the biggest fireworks displays happen on the third day. Children have school holidays and lots of families take the opportunity to spend time together. They also celebrate with big meals and giving gifts, though like Christmas, it is also a time for charity.

As well as light displays there are Melas or street markets during Diwali with food, music and circus style entertainment. People wear new clothes and women paint traditional patterns on their hands with henna. Diwali is celebrated at the end of October or beginning of November.

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