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Diwali

[dih-wah-lee]
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noun
  1. the Hindu festival of lights, celebrated as a religious holiday throughout India in mid-November.
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Also Dewali, Divali.
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Diwali

noun
  1. a major Hindu religious festival, honouring Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. Held over the New Year according to the Vikrama calendar, it is marked by feasting, gifts, and the lighting of lamps
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