Diwali is the most popular festival in India, people celebrate this festival of light with great passion. The best thing about Diwali is that it is celebrated in some other countries as well. People from all around the world celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm.
On the eve of Diwali, we have come up with a list of 10 Countries other than India, where Diwali is celebrated. The tradition of celebrating Diwali varies from country to country, but the core feelings and methods remain same. People over the world burst crackers lit some lights and worship God by going to the temple.
10 Countries Other Than India, Where Diwali Is Celebrated With Lots Of Passion
1. United Kingdom
The Diwali Celebration in the UK is no less than India. People celebrate the festival by cleaning their homes, putting lights all over the place. They wear new clothes and gather around to enjoy the day.
Diwali in Malaysia is called as “HARI DIWALI”. People celebrate the festival of lights all around the country with lots of excitement. There is a public holiday in the country too. People do poojas in the temples.
It is no surprise that people in Nepal celebrate Diwali, which is called “TIHAR”. They worship the goddess of Wealth and the lord of beginnings same as what we do in India. People offer delicious meals to animals like Cows and dogs. People burn firecrackers and distribute sweets.
Almost 100,000 Indians live in Australia. Majority of the Indians living in the country are Hindus. It is no surprise that Diwali is celebrated in the country. Many special events are organized on the eve of Diwali.
There is a very strong presence of Hindu Community in the country. This is the reason Diwali holds a very special place in the heart of the people living in the country. People celebrate Diwali by decorating the places and putting firecracker shows. We can say that Canada looks like a mini India during the festival of light.
Indians living in the country celebrate Diwali with lots of enthusiasm. The methods are almost same, the only difference is that it is quite peaceful.
People here celebrate Diwali with lots of excitement. They exchange gifts and sweets with their relatives and friends. They also decorate the house with lights and much more. Several schools and universities also host Diwali parties.
8. Sri Lanka
People in Sri Lanka celebrate Diwali, which is called as “DEEPAWALI”. They burst firecrackers, lights Diyas and perform multiple rituals. They also exchange gifts and sweets with their loved ones.
People in the country celebrated Diwali with lights rather than firecrackers. Here, Diwali is called “LAM KRIYONGH”. Lamps and lights take first priority. People use Banana lamps, which have a candle, a coin, and an incense. They leave the lamps in the nearest river after lighting it. It looks so beautiful.
People in the country celebrate Diwali in a most amazing and unique fashion. They decorate trees with colorful lanterns. They even decorate temples and other holy places. This festival is for prosperity and happiness for people in Japan too.
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