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Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is a widely celebrated festival in India and among Hindu communities around the world. It is often referred to as the “Festival of Lights” because it symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. Diwali typically lasts for five days and is marked by the lighting of oil lamps, candles, and colorful decorations in homes and public spaces.

Families come together to exchange gifts, share festive meals, and offer prayers to deities, including the goddess Lakshmi, who is associated with wealth and prosperity. Fireworks and vibrant displays add to the festive atmosphere, making Diwali a joyous and spiritually significant occasion for people of various backgrounds and beliefs.

Things to consider:

  • Include educational resources for employees to learn more about Diwali.
  • Encourage employees to post any photos of their celebrations.
  • Include any office or company events that you want employees to attend.

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