Diwali, the Festival of Lights

Spotlight See photos of Diwali from around the world by searching the hashtag #Diwali and #Deepavali. Also visit the Golden Temple, in the city of Amritsar, India.

Diwali, a shortened version of the word “Deepavali” or “row of lamps,” is a five-day festival celebrated by Hindus throughout the world.

Observance of Diwali, which is among the most important Hindu holidays, involves lighting small clay oil lamps that signify the triumph of good over evil.

Experience Diwali through photos shared from countries where it’s a national holiday, including India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia and Singapore.