Ayshah finds out more about the festival of Diwali?

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia. It is also the occasion for celebrations by Jains and Sikhs as well as Hindus.

The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word dipavali, meaning "rows of lighted lamps" - houses, shops and public places are decorated with small oil lamps called diyas.

There are also loads of fireworks and sweets too, so it's really popular with children.

Ayshah finds out more about the celebration...

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