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Diwali: The Festival of Lights!

Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, is primarily celebrated by followers of the Hindu, Sikh, and Jain faiths. Diwali is an autumn festival, and the main celebration takes place on the day of the new Moon, when the sky is at its darkest. On the night of Diwali, communities light candles and clay lamps (called diyas), placing them throughout their homes and in the streets to light up the dark night. Families gather together to celebrate.