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Also called Deepavali, Festival of Lights
Observed by Religiously by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. Other Indians celebrate the cultural aspects.
Type Religious, Indian
Significance Celebrate life and strengthen relationships
Date New moon day of Kartika, although the celebrations begin two days prior and end two days after that date
2007 date November 9
Celebrations Decorating homes with lights, Fireworks, Gift-giving Observances Prayers, Religious rituals (see puja, prasad)