Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, marking the victory of light over darkness.
The Hindu festival of Diwali celebrates many things. It marks the return of Lord Rama to his kingdom, it’s a time for families to come together and it’s a time for reflection and introspection. It’s also a great excuse to celebrate with fireworks and fireworks are something that most people in Britain don’t know too much about. So why do we celebrate Diwali with fireworks? And how are they different from American firecrackers?
What is Diwali?
Diwali, or Deepavali, is a five-day Hindu festival that falls between October 18th and 23rd this year. It’s celebrated by Hindus around the world, although there are regional variations in how it’s celebrated.
Why do we celebrate Diwali with fireworks?
The story behind why Hindus use fireworks on Diwali varies depending on who you ask. According to one version, Lord Rama used lighting up lamps to defeat his enemy Ravana. The lamps were made from oil extracted from seeds of the neem tree (which is where some people get their idea that neem oil can cure cancer). Some people say that lamps represent knowledge and others say they represent prosperity or wealth.