Diwali is just around the corner and we know a lot of people around the world are eagerly awaiting the chance to celebrate the festival of lights with their friends and loved ones. On this special occasion, the team here at Zapya wanted to take a look at some of the aspects that make Diwali such a popular holiday around the world.

However, before delving further into the details, it is important to understand what Diwali is all about. In a nutshell, Diwali is one of the major festivals of Hinduism, which spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.

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The activities and rituals associated with the festival are what make Diwali a joy to celebrate. These include, but are not limited to, displaying a vast number of lights on housetops, outside doors, windows, temples and other buildings in the communities and countries where it is observed.

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Additionally, another fun component that adds color to the festivities is designing “Rangoli”. Rangoli is an art form in which patterns are created on the floor in living rooms or courtyards using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals. Some designs are quite intricate and take a lot of time, making it an excellent activity for families and friends.

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Lastly, but certainly not the least, family, friends, food and fireworks also make for a considerable chunk of the festivities. Diwali is one in a series of festivities that allows family and friends to congregate and celebrate with one another. Furthermore, one of the most eagerly awaited activities for young ones is to be able to go outside and watch the fireworks light up in the night sky.

We, at Zapya, would like wish friends near and afar a very happy Diwali – and don’t forget to share some of these spectacular moments with Zapya!

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