Diwali is in full swing across India, Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore, and Sri Lanka, as well as in the UK and United States. The holiday marks the start of the Hindu New Year and is a festival of lights. Family and friends come together to celebrate light, knowledge and good nature over a five-day period (of which, Diwali is the third day) marked by feasts, sweets and fireworks. Bask in the glow of some of the amazing light displays below and have a happy Diwali!
A multi-flame daiya.
Brilliant rings of gold diyas around marigold flowers.
Fireworks and sparklers are an iconic part of Diwali celebrations.
Individual candle decorated with marigolds and bougainvillea.
Diwali takes place on the new moon, which is the darkest night, of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin and the start of the month of Kartika.
Decorated diayas arranged with marigolds.
Fireworks light up city streets.
Ornate diyas arranged decoratively.
The holiday takes place over 5 days, the third of which is Diwali.
String lights and candles decorate houses.
Firework pollution is causing some controversey, but luckily there is more than enough lights from all the candles.
Family and friends gather to celebrate.
Is there anything as thrilling as fireworks?
Rangoli designs, made of colored rice, sand or flower petals are another beautiful way of celebrating Diwali.