Diwali symbolises the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance"

Diwali is a Hindu festival, but it is also celebrated by Sikhs and Jains.

Diwali falls in the month of Karthik

Diwali celebrates the return of Rama and Sita after defeating the evil King Ravana

"May your heart glow as  bright as light and defeat evils"

People set off sparklers and fireworks to celebrate Lakshmi puja

The word Diwali means row of lights

Diwali derives its name from the clay oil lamp called a Diya

Diyas are hand-crafted little cups with flattened rims painted in bright colors filled with oil

A cotton wick is placed half in the oil and half on a small shelf on the rim of the diya

Visual decoration like Ronguli are popular ways to celebrate Diwali

Different countries have different Diwali beleifs

Light burns the evils from the minds of people and it keeps happy 

People celebrate Diwali with crackers, bombs, lights, etc.