Deepavali in sanskrit literally means “Row of Lights”. This Festival of Light is celebrated by Hindus as an important day that marks the coming of the new year, the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness. Hindus would wear new clothes, gather with their family and have goodies and sweets together 🙂
and it is a public holiday for me. YAAAY!!! Just to let you know, we are celebrating this festival (and public holiday) together with people in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India, South Africa, Trinidad and Mauritius, just to name a few!