India, officially the Republic of India, is a land of diverse cultures, landscapes, and traditions. The country is the birthplace of Gandhi and home to the Himalayas (the world’s highest mountain range), the Bengal tiger, and the Taj Mahal.

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By Julie Yeros | November 10, 2015

Diwali, one of the most important festivals in Indian culture, begins tomorrow.  This five-day “festival of lights”  celebrates new beginnings and the victory of good over evil. Day 1:  (Dhun Teras)  People go shopping, clean their home, and decorate with fresh flowers. Day 2:  (Choti Diwali)  Homes are decorated with diyas (small oil lamps) and…