Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, celebrated between October and December and lasting for five days.
An example of Diwali is the third day of the festival known as Badi Diwali.
A five-day festival observed by Hindus, Sihks, and Jains in late October or early November to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness and of good over evil. Also called Festival of Lights .
Origin of DiwaliHindi dīvālī from Middle Indic dīvāvalī, dīvālī from Sanskrit dīpāvalih row of lamps, Diwali dīpah lamp ; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots. āvalih row, range probably akin to ālih row, line and of non-Indo-European origin