India is a land of festivals and Deepavali is the most significant among those festivals. Deepavali 2016 falls on Sunday, October 30 and it will be an official public holiday in many areas of the country. People from across the country celebrate this festival with lights, firework displays and triumph. This festival celebrates in the autumn season not only by Hindus but Sikhs and Jains also. The importance of Deepavali is that it is a festival of lights over darkness.
A Hindu Festival Of Lights
Deepavali is the most colourful festival in India and people from across the country celebrate this 5-day festival. The Hindu houses are decorated with beautiful candles and colourful lights in order to celebrate this festival. People celebrate it as a triumph of good over evil. Deepavali, also known as Diwali in some languages of the country associates with different tales. In fact, different regions of the country have different tales related to this festival. However, the lights show the victory over dark or good over evil.
Intensive Preparations For The Festival
Deepavali celebrates not only in India but also in several countries with large Hindu populations like Sri Lanka, Nepal, Singapore and Fiji. Homes decorate beautifully to celebrate this festival. Each Hindu home scrub carefully, renovates it and then decorates attractively in order to celebrate Deepavali. Women in each family dress beautifully and paint their hands with henna patterns during this festival. They also prepare traditional sweets for the family members and guests. You can also see colourful rangoli of lotus flowers draw in front of the Hindu houses using rice flour.
Celebrate Deepavali Night With Full Enthusiasm
Never forget to celebrate Deepavali 2016 with high enthusiasm. Hindu families do Lakshmi Puja on the night of Deepavali and use small painted earthenware lanterns to light diyas. Fill half-portion of these clay lamps with oil and light them and place them in front of your house. All the members of the family wear best clothes during the night of Deepavali. People light a lot of lights in front of their house in order to attract Goddess Lakshmi to their homes. It is also a time when family and friends exchange gifts and eat a lot of sweets. It is interesting to know that during the day of Deepavali, even the soldiers of the tense India-Pakistan border share sweets to celebrate the festival.
An Auspicious Time To Make Money
You will not find any better time to make and invest money than Deepavali 2016. It is the beginning of a positive time and people welcome it beautifully. Whatever may be the tales and legends behind Deepavali, people celebrate it with high enthusiasm.