As one of the biggest and happiest holidays in India, Diwali is not only special for its spiritual meanings: light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair but cultural importance. It is significant for its cross cultural celebration of happiness and joy with friends and families. During Diwali, families light up lamps and candles inside and outside their homes. The sky is lit up by spectacular fireworks as everyone gets ready to welcome new beginnings, joy and happiness for the year to come. Diwali also marks the beginning of new business year for many businessmen as they close their books for the past year and pray to the goddess of wealth for a prosperous new year.
During this almost week long celebration - Indian men, women and children – all enjoy this festival alike by sharing sweets, dinner with friends and family and of course shopping. Diwali is also known as one of the biggest shopping occasion as people get ready to buy items ranging from a simple new pair of clothes to a new car or home and of course Gold!
A very Happy and Healthy Diwali for our Indian members, their friends and family!