Happy Diwali and Bandi Chor Divas
‘Tuhanu Diwali diyan boht both vadhaiyan’
Diwali is celebrated by millions of people in India, Canada and around the world. Hundreds of millions of Hindus celebrate “the Festival of Lights.” People of other faiths, including Sikhism, also celebrate.
For Sikhs the festival has added significance as it generally coincides with a Sikh celebration known as Bandi Chhor Divas. In 2022 this takes place on October 24.
Many people will celebrate a five day festival from October 22 to 26 in 2022, with the main celebration of Diwali on October 24. However, it may be celebrated at different times, and in different ways, by various groups in India, South Asia, and in the Indian diaspora.
Diwali may also be rendered as Deepavali or Divali.
For more information on Diwali, check out:
- KnowIndia: Deepawali
- Diwali for Sikhs at BBC.com