How is Diwali celebrated?
Diwali is celebrated by lighting diyas (small oil lamps) and candles all around the house. People also decorate their homes with colorful rangolis (patterns made on the floor using colored powder). Fireworks are an integral part of Diwali celebrations and people burst crackers to mark the occasion.
The festival is also marked by exchanging gifts among family members and friends. Sweets are prepared at home or bought from sweet shops to be shared with loved ones. On the day of Diwali, people wear new clothes and visit temples to offer prayers to Goddess Lakshmi for prosperity and well-being.
Gambling is an important part of Diwali celebrations in some parts of India. People play games such as Teen Patti (a card game) or dice games like sic bo during Diwali night. Gambling is believed to bring luck and prosperity to those who participate in it.
It is said that Lord Krishna played dice with his wife Rukmini on the day of Diwali, which is why gambling has become an integral part of Diwali celebrations in some parts of India.
Many people travel during Diwali to visit their families or take a vacation. Airports and railway stations are usually crowded during this time as people travel from one place to another to celebrate the festival with their loved ones.
If you plan to travel abroad during Diwali, make sure you have your India e-Visa.
Giving charity is an important part of Diwali celebrations in India. People donate food, clothes, money, books, toys etc., to those who are less fortunate than them.
This act of kindness helps spread joy and happiness among those who need it the most.