An Indian Festival – Deepawali
Introduction: India is a country of fairs and festivals. There are four main festivals of the Hindus. These are Raksha Bandhan, Dashehara; Deepawali and Holi. The festivals are celebrated all over the country in one form or the other.
The Occasion of the Festival: Deepawali is one of the greatest festivals. It is celebrated on ‘Amavasya’ in the month of Kartik. It comes after the rainy season. After Deepawali, the winter season starts. It brings light and happiness to all.
Preparation: People make preparations much in advance. Houses and shops are cleaned, white-washed and painted. People buy new clothes and shoes. They buy sweets of all kinds.
Celebrations: In the daytime, the members of the family worship, gods and goddesses. They eat sweet and fine dishes and send them to their relatives. At the night, the shops and houses are well lighted. The ‘Laxmi Puja is done. There is illumination everywhere and children firecrackers. The Deepawali lights present a fine show.
Importance: This festival has great importance. First, it brings cleanness and light to every house. Secondary, it marks the beginning of a new season. Thirdly, the businessmen close their accounts and calculate their losses and profits of the year.
Conclusion: The festival of Deepawali is very popular in India. It brings light, cleanliness and happiness to all in the country. It brings in new hopes for the future.