#Diwali spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. pic.twitter.com/b8p6n3f01Z— The Women's Watch (@TheWomensWatch) October 30, 2016
This is my fifth Diwali. I'm not altogether certain about what I'm supposed to do because not many people I know celebrate Diwali or are Hindu. However, the joy is in the journey.
#HappyDiwali and Bandi Chhor Divas to all those celebrating! pic.twitter.com/7PRTQMpKkE— BBC Asian Network (@bbcasiannetwork) October 30, 2016
However, I'd like to think that in some ways celebrating Diwali is similar to celebrations of the New Year according to the Julian calendar. I remember that I would get to December 31st, contemplate my year in retrospect and hope for better days ahead.
Happy Diwali to everyone celebrating in London and around the world #HappyDiwali pic.twitter.com/WC6n5gbFOG— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) October 30, 2016
Looking back at this year I've learned a lot about myself and I guess that's par for the course. I had much to learn while overcome with grief after I lost my brother in January of this year.
Believe it or not, this is #London at 9pm and not #Delhi or #Gurgaon #happyDiwali #DesiRocks @Parul_K @Preet_ghai @Gemini_72 @lodha_nidhi pic.twitter.com/gEFweEhRm1— Amit Asthana (@asthanakamit) October 30, 2016
It seems fitting that Diwali this year the five-day period covers both Halloween and the Day of the Dead. The possibilities for spiritual latitude with respect to the issues of fighting and defeating sin are great.
US President Obama celebrating Diwali in White House.#happyDiwali #HappyDeepavali #HappyHalloween #happynewyear pic.twitter.com/cP5kZtRdND— Sailesh (@saileshvora55) October 31, 2016
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