Sunday, 23 October 2022

Diwali - Festival of lights

Diwali - the festival of lights, is of course India's biggest festival.  But it is celebrated in many countries.  Though Indonesia is a Muslim-dominated country, Diwali is celebrated on Bali island where most of the population is of Indian descent.  In Fiji, this day is a national holiday, as there are many Hindus living in this Oceania country.  It's a national holiday day in Mauritius and Malaysia too. Singapore and Sri Lanka also celebrate Diwali with great enthusiasm.

Diwali celebrations are catching up in the western world too.  Canada issued many stamps for the Diwali festival.  In the USA, since 2021 it is a federal holiday.  

Here is a greeting to everyone on this wonderful occasion.  Fairy lights are set up and firecrackers are burst.  It is an occasion that one must witness at least once in their lifetime.

Below are some of the stamps issued on the Diwali theme from my collection,

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