Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is a major festival celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists across India, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia, Fiji, and Mauritius (and very soon New York). The ‘Festival of Lights’ symbolizes the spiritual victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. Celebrated over five days, Diwali coincides with the new moon, this year falling on 24th October. People decorate their homes with candles, lamps, and lanterns. May this festival of lights bring joy, happiness, and success to your life!”