How do people celebrate the Diwali Festival in India?
The Hindu festival of Lights known as Diwali is the third most celebrated festival in the world after Christmas and the Islamic festival of Eid. If you are lucky enough to be in the country during October and November you will get to enjoy one of the most vibrant and joyous occasions in the Indian calendar. All over the country the dark night is lit up by countless candles, lanterns and fireworks making for an unforgettable experience. The festival lasts for a five day period, although the fifth day is the most important when families get together for large feasts and gifts are exchanged.