Diwali

[dih-wah-lee]
Also Dewali, Divali.
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Contemporary Examples of diwali

  • I have [an adopted] daughter from India who has a very distinct Hindu tradition, one that we would celebrate during Diwali.

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  • In 2007, when Congress overwhelmingly passed a resolution recognizing the Hindu and Sikh festival of Diwali, Jindal abstained.

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British Dictionary definitions for diwali

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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