October 19, 2017 (All day)

Diwali, this very popular Hindu festival (celebrated for five continuous days and known as the Festival of Lights) is dedicated to the Goddess Kali in Bengal and Lakshmi (the Goddess of Wealth) in the rest of India. Diwali is associated with a story about the destruction of evil by Lord Vishnu in one of his many manifestations. Diwali is also celebrated by Sikhs and Jains.

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