Holidays around the world: Deepavali

There is a party around the world that many of you may not have heard of: Deepavali (Divali). This Hindu festival is known as the festival of lights. It is usually held in late October and November. Something that should not be missing during the celebration are the lamps of oil that provide that special and mystical light. By lighting these lamps, Hindus are thanking the gods for the happiness, wisdom, peace and wealth they have received.

The hindu Deepavali is considered one of the most important festivals of their culture. There is an interesting legend behind this party. The story goes that Narakasura, a demon, ruled the kingdom of Pradyoshapuram. Under his mandate, the villagers suffered many difficulties with their torture. Seeing his evil, Krishna destroyed the demon. The day Narakasura died, he was called Deepavali; good triumphed over evil.

The preparation of the event It starts two or three weeks before. Hindus will be busy cleaning their houses. Some will even reform them. Families often buy new clothes and accessories to decorate their homes. They usually wake up very early the morning of the Deepavali, around 3am, and the first ritual they will perform will be the oil bath. Then they will dress in their new clothes. Most ladies will wear silk saris or toned sets bright.

Hindus do not like to dress whole black that day, since they do not consider it appropriate. Visiting them during this party is very interesting since you will have the opportunity to try a wide variety of delicious food dishes. In every house you visit they will treat you to tempting sweets. Some of the sweet most popular are halwa, burfi and laddu.

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