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Deepavali, Diwali, Jain New Year (Hindu - Sikh - Jain)
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Deepawali / Diwali is a merry festival that is celebrated for five days, the third day being the height of the festival. Diwali commemorates the defeat of evil King Ravana, and the return of the good Lord Rama from his 14-year exile. Know as the Festival of Lights, diyas (small clay lamps) and fireworks are ignited, and their light symbolizes the victory of good over evil. Gifts are given and festive meals are prepared. This festivalĀ is also recognized by the Buddhists of Nepal.

10/30/2016 to 11/3/2016
When: 10/30-11/3/2016

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