Diwali is also known as the Festival of Lights. It is an official holiday in India, Nepal, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Mauritius, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Myanmar , Fiji , and Suriname. This year, Diwali begins on November 5th.
Diwali is a contraction of the word Deepawali, translating into row of lamps. Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps to signify the triumph of good over evil.