Diwali is a popular and big celebration in India. Known as the festival of light, Diwali marks the New Year in Hindu calendar. It also commemorates the victory of light over darkness, goodness over evil. Hindu devotees celebrate the Diwali festival to honor the return of King Rama together with his wife Sita to their kingdom in Ayodha after he defeated the king of Demon Ravana.
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When is Diwali 2012?
Using a lunar calendar, Diwali dates are not fixed. However, the festival usually falls between the months of October and November. It depends on the moon cycle. Diwali 2012, marks by the first day Dhanteras, will be on 11th of November. The main event of the festival, which is the Lakshmi Puja on the 3rd day, will be on November 13, Different festivities and activities are held on this Diwali five day celebration.
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Diwali 2012 Customs and Traditions
As mentioned, diwali is a rich and popular festival in India. Different customs and traditions are performed during the diwali festival. This Diwali 2012, among the most common activities and traditions will be held are:
- Lighting Diyas
- Assembling Lakshmi Puja
- Decorating Homes
- Diwali Rangoli
- Buying New Clothes
- Preparing Sweets and Diwali Recipes
- Exchanging Diwali Gifts
- Sending diwali wishes and greetings
- Bursting Firecrackers
- Worshipping deities