Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. 2020 has been a dark year for many of us, and Diwali’s message that light will triumph in the end is of comfort for us all. Happy Diwali. Given the recent news about the US election, and encouraging news about a vaccine for Covid-19, it is a particularly timely celebration this year.
Diwali, the festival of lights, is an ancient celebration, observed by millions across the world. Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains, its main theme is the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.
Typical Diwali traditions include family and friends gathering to light lamps (diyas) and fireworks, exchanging gifts and sharing food. This year, due to Coronavirus, families will be celebrating remotely.