Get out the sparklers and festive outfits. It’s time to celebrate Diwali

This festival of lights, one of the most widely celebrated holidays in India, starts on Nov. 9 this year and continues for five nights

The event, which coincides yearly with the Hindu new year, is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. The festival honors several deities; the third night, the new moon night, is all important in northern and western India

The gustatory part of the festival is majorly centered around sweets

Gopi, a 22-year-old New Jersey resident and lifelong celebrator of Diwali, says gifting sweets is important in Indian culture. This is especially true during Diwali, when treats are even used as offerings at temples Read more…

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