Also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali starts today. It is the biggest holiday in India and lasts for 5 days. Popular celebrations include feasting, lighting millions of lamps, setting off fireworks and shopping for new clothes and presents.
-10% of the worlds population celebrates Diwali, approx. 800 million people!
-India buys $ 1Billion of fireworks for Diwali every year
-Diwali has been celebrated for 2000 years. It’s widely believed it was first celebrated to welcome back a prince who was exiled from his kingdom for 14 years.