Diwali, also known as the "festival of lights," is one of the most popular and important festivals in India. It is celebrated all over the country. Diwali usually falls in late October or early November, and it is a five-day festival that culminates in a grand celebration on the third day. The festival commemorates the victory of good over evil and light over darkness.
On Diwali, people clean their homes and workplaces, decorate doorways with beautiful rangolis (colourful designs), and place diyas (oil lamps) outside their homes. Families gather together to exchange gifts, share sweets, and enjoy festive meals. New clothes are often worn on Diwali, and it is also a popular time to buy gold and other jewellery.