Happy Diwali – 2017!

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.

Fascinating facts:

-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.

Source:  prhacker.com

picture:  ndtv.com

 

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