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Diwali: The Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali: The Hindu Festival of Lights

By Julie Yeros | November 10, 2015

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism. It celebrates new beginnings, and signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and hope over despair. Millions of lights shine on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples and other buildings.  The preparation and celebration typically take place…