Deepavali/Diwali around the world in pictures

Deepavali, or better known as Diwali around the world was celebrated on 11 Nov 2015. The Festival of Lights is celebrated by all Hindus to commemorate Lord Rama and his wife, Sita’s return to Ayodhya after his 14-year exile. It was a dark night when they first returned hence his people lit their houses with little lamps (diyas) so that Rama and Sita could find their way. It is always a great spectacle of dazzling lights, events and community.

Here are some pictures of people celebrating Diwali all around the world:

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Diwali is celebrated in Nepal. Known as Tihar, animals are praised for their loyalty to humans. PC: Navesh Chitraker/ Reuters

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People celebrating Diwali in Dhaka, Bangladesh PC: CNN

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Hindu widows in Vrindavan India burn firecrackers, PC: CNN

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Diwali celebrated in Mumbai, PC: go4travelblog.com

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Singapore lights up Little India with decorations, PC: Yoursingapore.com

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New Yorkers celebrate Diwali at Times Square, PC: indianeagle.com

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A woman lights up candles in Karachi, Pakistan, PC: nydailynews.com

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London celebrates Diwali annually by throwing a huge bash in the middle of Trafalgar Square, PC: ndtv.com

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Children celebrate with sparklers in New Delhi, India, PC: telegraph.co.uk

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Diwali in Leicester, UK with a spectacle of lights in the sky, PC: telegraph.co.uk

 

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