One of the most significant festivals of India, Diwali (or deepavali) is often quoted as the festival of lights. The festival derives its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that the devotees light in their houses in order to symbolize the inner light that drives away spiritual darkness. As per the Hindu calendar, it is celebrated on the 15 th day of Kartik, which is the holiest month in the lunar calendar!
The biggest festival for Hindus, Diwali is celebrated every year by lighting diyas and worshiping God Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi followed by fireworks. Diwali is the festival of lights and love.