The Mix FM Family would like to wish you a Happy Diwali with good fortunes and prosperity.
Diwali is the five-day Festival of Lights and is traditionally celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains and is one of the most significant festivals in the Indian culture.
The word Diwali means rows of lighted lamps. It is known as the Festival of Lights because houses and shops are decorated with candles and colourful lights. This shows the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.
For many Indians, Deepawali honors Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. And people will start the new business year at the festival of lights. Some will also say prayers to the goddess for a prosperous year ahead.
During Diwali, families and friends share sweets, dried fruit and gifts, and many give food and goods to those who are less fortunate and in need. It is also a time when people spring-clean and redecorate their homes and wear new clothes.