HOW U CELEBRATE DIWALI?

India
October 20, 2006 1:17pm CST
i m celebate DIWALI with poor peopleAND WHATS ABOUT YOU?
9 responses
• United States
20 Oct 06
I don't know what DIWALI is.
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• India
20 Oct 06
if you dont know what diwali is then what u know
• United States
20 Oct 06
I am sorry, I just found out about Diwali. Here in central Illinois, we don't hear about a lot of different cultures' festivals. Happy Diwali to you.
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@zubair439 (3185)
• India
20 Oct 06
as i m muslim ,i dont celebrate diwali. sorry !
• France
20 Oct 06
I enjoy celebratin the major festivals with my friends from all religions, I don't have to be a believer to enjoy helping them celebrate and be happy as a community
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@nickel1191 (2794)
• India
20 Oct 06
i dont really have any big celebrations....we have some sweets ......thats pretty much it.
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• India
20 Oct 06
i celebrate diwali with my friends on the road in front of my house.... it has been the usual course every year... everyone contribute well for making it a grand celebration...
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@all_n_one (2005)
• United States
20 Oct 06
I had know ideal what is was till i looked infomation up on it. Diwali, also called Deepavali (Hindi: ?????? or ???????, Marathi: Tamil: Kannada: ???????) is a major Hindufestival. Known as the "Festival of Lights," it symbolises the victory of good over evil, and lamps are lit as a sign of celebration and hope for mankind. The festival of Diwali or Deepawali (literal meaning: lines of lamps) is rooted in the mythological epic Ramayana, and is a celebration of the return of Lord Ram after killing Ravan the Demon during his exile for 14 years. The day of killing Ravan is celebrated as Dussehra (19 to 21 days before Diwali). Celebrations focus on lights and lamps, particularly traditional diyas (as illustrated). Fireworks are associated with the festival in many regions of India. Diwali is celebrated for five consecutive days in the Hindu month of Ashwayuja. It usually occurs in October/November, and is one of the most popular and eagerly awaited festivals of India. Hindus, Jains and Sikhs alike regard it as a celebration of life and use the occasion to strengthen family and social relationships. For Jains it is one of the most important festivals, and beginning of the Jain year. Jains celebrate Diwali because Lord Mahaveera has gone to Moksha. It is also a significant festival for the Sikh faith.
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• United States
20 Oct 06
Eat sweets!
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@nancygibson (3737)
• France
20 Oct 06
I'm going to a big Diwali festival at the local museum, should be great fun!
@mona123 (912)
• United States
20 Oct 06
I had know ideal what is was till i looked infomation up on it. Diwali, also called Deepavali (Hindi: ?????? or ???????, Marathi: Tamil: Kannada: ???????) is a major Hindufestival. Known as the "Festival of Lights," it symbolises the victory of good over evil, and lamps are lit as a sign of celebration and hope for mankind. The festival of Diwali or Deepawali (literal meaning: lines of lamps) is rooted in the mythological epic Ramayana, and is a celebration of the return of Lord Ram after killing Ravan the Demon during his exile for 14 years. The day of killing Ravan is celebrated as Dussehra (19 to 21 days before Diwali). Celebrations focus on lights and lamps, particularly traditional diyas (as illustrated). Fireworks are associated with the festival in many regions of India. Diwali is celebrated for five consecutive days in the Hindu month of Ashwayuja. It usually occurs in October/November, and is one of the most popular and eagerly awaited festivals of India. Hindus, Jains and Sikhs alike regard it as a celebration of life and use the occasion to strengthen family and social relationships. For Jains it is one of the most important festivals, and beginning of the Jain year. Jains celebrate Diwali because Lord Mahaveera has gone to Moksha. It is also a significant festival for the Sikh faith.
• United States
20 Oct 06
Anyone care to share some information on Diwali?