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The Holidays are upon us. Are you familiar with Diwali?
Diwali, popularly known as the “festival of lights,” is one of the most important Hindu festivals celebrated mainly in India. It celebrates the triumph of inner light dispelling spiritual darkness or ignorance, right over wrong and good over evil. It is celebrated by the lighting of small clay lamps and bursting firecrackers, wearing new clothes and sharing sweets with family and friends.
Did you know that Diwali is actually one of the biggest festival of Hindus, celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness in India. The festival is celebrated for five continuous days, where the third days is celebrated as the main Diwali festival or ‘Festival of lights’.
Diwali is celebrated around the world, particularly in countries with significant populations of Hindu, Jain and Sikh origin. With more understanding of Indian culture and global migration of people of Indian origin, the number of countries where Diwali is celebrated has been gradually increasing. While in some countries it is celebrated mainly by Indian expatriates, in other countries it is becoming part of the general local culture, such as Australia and the Caribbean.
The festivity includes different colorful varieties of fireworks that are always associated with the festival. On the auspicious day, the people light up diyas and candles all around their house. They also perform Laxmi Puja in the evening and seek divine blessings of Goddess of Wealth. The festival of Diwali is never complete without exchange of gifts. People send for Diwali to their near and dear ones.
This upcoming year, Diwali falls on November 11, 2015 of our Gregorian calendar and Best Buy would like to celebrate this festival with a special Diwali e-Gift Card that is available online through Nov. 15 at www.bestbuy.com/egiftcard under the “Occasions” tab.
We would like to wish everyone a Happy