As we approach Remembrance Day on the 11 November, it is important to remember the reasons behind the Poppy and who we are remembering.

May this festival of lights bring you peace, prosperity, success, health and great happiness! One of the most prominent festivals in Hindu culture – Diwali is celebrated with much fanfare throughout various communities in the Indian diaspora. Colloquially known as the “festival of lights”, it is generally a five-day celebration wherein families get together, friends indulge in merry-making, light lamps and diyas as well as gorge on sweet delicacies.  This festival is celebrated on Amavasya or ‘no moon’ day and heralds the dawn of a New Year according to the Hindu calendar.
As with other Indian festivals, Diwali signifies different things to people of different religions, across the country and is celebrated in a unique manner The very essence of Diwali is to bring light in, to experience the triumph of good over evil forces. The Festival of Lights does just that: It lights up the homes and hearts of communities all over the world. It celebrates everything that is good, kind and positive.

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