22 July, 2014 / Ramazan 23, 1435

This five day festival is commonly known as the 'festival of lights.' All its traditions are vibrant and intensely coloured. While Hindus all over the world celebrate Diwali, it is officially a national holiday in India,Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji. The festivities include extravagant decorations with traditional dias or oil lamps, fireworks and making sure the house is clean for the goddess of prosperity, Lakshmi, to feel welcome.—Photos by agencies

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Comments (9) (Closed)


Naseer Qureshi
Nov 12, 2012 10:15pm
Happy Diwali to all Pakistani Hindus and Hindus living all over the world.
Ravi Prasad
Nov 13, 2012 11:15am
happy diwali to all my pakistani friend from an indian.
Dr B. K Rahman
Nov 13, 2012 10:05am
thank you ahmed bhai we have to prove that we are one in pakistan
Naveen Kumar
Nov 13, 2012 12:10pm
Thank you for wishing.
Ahmed
Nov 13, 2012 09:28am
wishing a very happy Diwali to all fellows who celebrate it.
Cherian (Melbourne)
Nov 13, 2012 10:32am
A happy Diwali to all my Pakistani Hindu brothers and sisters
Danish Jehangir
Nov 13, 2012 04:23am
Till the time we are extremist we will continue to see the voilence. We have to be Libral and respect all the Religeon are one and same. We should respect all other Religeon as well.
Anil
Nov 12, 2012 03:33pm
Diwali best wishes to my all Hindu brothers and sisters in Pakistan. I hope it brings some more strength and prosperity to you.
aks
Nov 12, 2012 07:03pm
Great photos- great festival- full of lights and color...!