Hanukkah isn’t the only festival of lights. Each Autumn, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Newars and Buddhists honor Diwali, one of the most popular celebrations in the Hindu calendar. Diawli symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, truth over ignorance, and good over evil.
The five-day celebration revolves around the darkest night of the year, and participants mark the occasion by dressing in fine clothes, feasting with family, and of course, lighting tons of oil lamps called diyas as well as many candles.
India is the big home of Diwali celebrations. This year, the event kicks off Wednesday, Nov. 7, and all of the country is currently alight with beaming smiles and magical flames. As electronic music explodes across the Indo-Asian continents, dance music DJs and producers join in on the fun.
Happy Diwali India —-
— Axwell (@Axwell) November 7, 2018
Happy Diwali to all my Indian friends—- pic.twitter.com/FgETRvMizH
— Alan Walker (@IAmAlanWalker) November 7, 2018
Happy Diwali to the whole SHAAN ARMY ♥?– have an amazing year! pic.twitter.com/8pxy1Xkevh
— Shaan (@ShaanMusic) November 7, 2018
Happy Diwali brothers and sisters, all my love -KSHMR pic.twitter.com/2uKKzYCwoJ
— KSH?R (@KSHMRmusic) November 6, 2018
Happy Diwali to everyone celebrating —-
— Clean Bandit (@cleanbandit) November 7, 2018
Happy Diwali ??
— marshmello (@marshmellomusic) November 7, 2018