India is land filled with lots of festivals. After Dussehra, the festival of Diwali is celebrated.We can also call Diwali as Deepawali which means the lightning diyas. It is the religious festival of lights. Diwali will be celebrated on 19th October 2017.
We celebrate Diwali because it remarks the homecoming of Lord Shri.Ram with wife Sita and younger brother Laxman to their kingdom Ayodhya after 14 years of exile.Lord Ram left his home for Vanvas with wife and brother, following father’s command, spend 14 years living in forests of India.Towards the end of exile, Sita was abducted by Lanka King Ravana who disguises himself as a yogi and asks Sita for bhiksha, while handling bhiksha to Ravana, she crossed Laxman Rekha drawn by Laxman. Ravana captured her after she crossed Laxman Rekha. After hearing that, Ram decided to bring Sita back and then reached to fight with the army of Ravana. Ram got the victory in that epic battle. This battle symbolizes the Victor of good over evil.While returning to his homeland Ayodhya, the whole city was lit with lightning diyas and decorated with beautiful flowers and colorful rangolis.Since then, Diwali has been celebrated every year as the festival of lights.

Everyone clean their homes by removing dust and painting walls as a belief that Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesha come to their homes and give blessings. There is also a tradition of giving sweets, gifts, dry fruits to friends, relatives, and neighbors as well. Children enjoy by bursting firecrackers.The festivals provide a reason to be happy and enjoy from the busy schedule of work.As Diwali is announced as Gazetted Holiday in India. People decorate their houses with beautiful lights before Diwali.Youngsters enjoy by doing parties at pubs, hotels and much more. Diwali is celebrated in other countries like Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Mauritius, Fiji, Myanmar, Nepal.
Diwali festival is celebrated with great excitation for children because they love to burst firecrackers but its harms to the environment. Government ban firecrackers in Delhi NCR. In 2016, due to firecrackers, the smoke produced a lot which leads to pollution in the environment and causes breathing problems.

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