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Oct 24, 2022
Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas
Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali and Bandi Chorr Divas!

This year, Diwali falls on October 24, 2022.The festival gets its name from the clay lamps (deepa) that are lined in a row (avali) during the celebration and symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. Diwali illuminates houses and hearts and spreads the message of friendship and togetherness.

Many people celebrate Diwali in different ways across India and the world. Every region in India has distinctive religious traditions for the festival. Gifts are exchanged, feasts are enjoyed, and friends and family gather to watch fireworks.

Diwali is the day to light the lamp of power, knowledge, and virtues within us.

Family and friends will gather to pray, feast and light candles at their homes and Gurdwaras as symbols of hope, guidance and freedom. It's an opportunity to reflect on the importance of standing in solidarity with those around us facing injustice, and the importance of serving those in need.