‘Diwali’ or ‘Deepawali’ means a row of lamps. It is the name of an Indian festival. It is a festival of the Hindus. It is one of their most important festivals. They celebrate it with great pomp and show.
Diwali comes off in the month of October or November every year. it is celebrated in honor of lord Rama’s return to Ayodhya. He came back to Ayodhya after spending fourteen years in exile. It is celebrated all over India. It is celebrated in some other countries too.
great preparation is made for the festival. houses, shops, and other buildings are cleaned. most of them are whitewashed or painted again. People buy new clothes, toys, sweets, fireworks, pictures, gifts, and greeting cards. A large number of people send gifts, sweets, and greeting cards to their friends and relatives.
on the evening of the festival houses and other buildings are decorated with rows of lighted lamps. Fireworks are set off. Lakshmi,the goddess of wealth,is worshipped. Some wicked people gamble. This is very bad.