Why Diwali is The Best Indian Festival

I don’t really have a lot of time to write right now, because I’m about to go down and celebrate Diwali with my friends (don’t worry I’m not going to burst any crackers) but I had a lot on my mind that I needed to get it all out before I lose my thoughts.

The lights. That’s it. That’s the best part about Diwali. I’ve talked about how lights are often used to spread a sense of knowing everything, and that’s often bad. But if you ever have been part of Diwali celebrations, you’ll know that the opposite is true. As I was walking down the street in my community, I saw almost all the houses decorated with dozens of lights, and every other community had the same. It’s very rare to see so many people do the same thing and do it for the same purpose. On Diwali, all the lights are lit in our homes to spread love, unity and most importantly, courage. We light up our worlds on Diwali not to get rid of the darkness in our world, but the darkness in our hearts. We do it to make sure that whatever happens, if we follow the light, both in the world and in our hearts, we’ll never lose our way. These lights are different in ways that I can’t really explain. These lights are a way of humanity saying that no matter how dark the world seems, hope is here to stay.

I wish you a happy and safe Diwali.

It’s gonna be lit.

Pun intended.

By Udita Gowdety

I read books with the jacket off.

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