Diwali in India

Diwali Lamps at Ram ki Paidi in Ayodhya, on the River Saryu

Indians have celebrated Diwali as bright earthen oil lamps and dazzling, colourful lights lit up homes and streets across the country to mark the Hindu festival.

Diwali — a national holiday across India — symbolises the victory of light over darkness. Festivities include a Guinness World Record lighting of 1.5 million oil lamps on the banks of Saryu River

The festival is typically celebrated by socialising and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Many light earthen oil lamps or candles, and fireworks are set off as part of the celebrations.

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