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Diwali is also known as the festival of lights. Diwali is an important festival of the Hindus. It is a five-day long festival that starts on Dhanteras and ends on Bhai-dooj. It is held on the fifteenth day of Kartik month.

It is a five days long festival celebrated by the people with huge preparations and celebration. It falls every year in the month of October or November. Many days ago of the festival, people start cleaning, renovating and decorating their homes and offices. They purchase new dresses, decorative things like diyas, lamps, candles, puja materials, statue of God and Goddess and eating things especially for Diwali.


How Celebrated:

People do worship of God Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi for getting wealth and welfare in their life. They perform puja on main Diwali with lots of rituals. After puja, they get involved in the fireworks activities and then distribute gifts to each other among neighbors, family members, friends, offices, etc


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Celebration of Diwali with Family without Crackers:

Diwali is my favorite festival of the year and I celebrate it with lots of enthusiasm with my family members and friends. Diwali is called as the festival of lights because we celebrate it by lighting lots of diyas and candles. It is a traditional and cultural festival celebrated by each and every Hindu person all over India and abroad. People decorate their houses with lots of candles and small clay oil lamps indicating the victory of good over evil. Family members spend their most of the day time in preparing house (cleaning, decorating, etc) to welcome the festival with impressive evening party. Neighbors, family members, and friends gets collected in the evening party and enjoy the party with lots of  palatable Indian dishes, dance, music, etc. all through the night. Houses look very attractive in white wash, candle lights and rangolis. High pitch music and fireworks makes the celebration more interesting.


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Significance of Diwali:

The spiritual significance of the festival of the victory of light over darkness and good over evil triumph. This funding, Goddess Lakshmi and the god of wisdom Ganesha is celebrated to honor. All countries through its religious significance varies according to the region. Somewhere, it (the Hindu epic Ramayana) 14-year-long exile to his home after a period of Ram, Sita and Lakshman returned to respect is observed. Some people (according to the Hindu epic Mahabharata) agyatavas exile of 12 years and a year after his return to the state of the Pandavas to remember to celebrate it. It is also believed that by celebrating the goddess Lakshmi, the gods and demons churned the ocean was born was launched. Diwali celebration in the west and northern parts of India indicates the beginning of a new Hindu year. The light from the Golden Temple to mark Bandi Chhor Day is celebrated by the people of the Sikh faith.


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Pollution on Diwali:

Together with the Diwali celebration, there is unperformed increase in the environmental pollution all over the world because of the bursting of various types of firecrackers during this festival. Such firecrackers are very dangerous as they release toxic pollutants like sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and so many etc which gets intermingled into the air and causes variety of ailments like asthma, bronchitis, hypertension, etc. It affects the people of all age group however those people who already suffer any type of ailment. Together with the human beings, it also possess the lives of animals, birds and other living beings due to air and noise pollution.

Air and water pollution are also fireworks and empty bottles, used to light the rocket off the papers, gift wrappers, dried flowers, etc. nook and corners of the city, like the flood of garbage is caused by the decay of the remains. We all need to exercises in order to protect the environment and to enjoy the natural beauty of each year is always celebrating pollution-free Diwali.


Advantages and Disadvantages:

 On the occasion of Diwali festival all the houses are repaired and cleaned at least once a year. But there are disadvantages too. Many people lose a lot of money in gambling and have to suffer in the future. The fireworks also cause injuries to some people.


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