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Why does Fiji celebrate Diwali?

Why does Fiji celebrate Diwali?

In their homes, people light small oil lamps called diyas. It is believed that deceased relatives come back to visit their families on Earth during this festival and the lights are a way to guide the spirits home. The sound of firecrackers exploding is common as the noise is said to drive away evil spirits.

Do Fiji Indians celebrate Diwali?

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is much celebrated in Fiji, a land where around half of the population is of Indian descent. In fact, Diwali is a national holiday here, and even non-Hindus often celebrate it.

Who made Diwali?

For Sikhs, whose religion arose in the late 15th century as a movement within Hinduism that is particularly devoted to Vishnu, Diwali commemorates the release of the 17th-century guru Hargobind after 12 years of imprisonment by Mughal emperor Jahangir.

What Diwali means kids?

Diwali, short for Deepawali, is one of the most popular celebrations in India. The word translates to “row of lights” in Sanskrit and celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness. The multi-day Festival of Lights includes fireworks, food, gifts, colored sand, and special clay lamps.

What are the main celebrations in Fiji?

What events take place in Fiji?

  • Fara (summer over December and January)
  • Holi (February or March)
  • The Fijian Crosswalk (March or April in the week leading up to Easter)
  • Fijian International Jazz and Blues Festival (May)
  • World Music Festival (June)
  • Bula Festival (July)
  • South Indian Fire Walking Festival (July or August)

Which country celebrate Diwali most?

Diwali is India’s biggest festival and is celebrated with great enthusiasm around the country. But did you know, India isn’t the only place that celebrates the festival of lights. Although Diwali is largely an Indian festival, it is widely celebrated in other countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Nepal and Fiji.

What is the real story of Diwali?

In one of the main stories in Hindu mythology, Diwali is the day Lord Rama, his wife Sita Devi and brother Lakshmana return to their homeland after 14 years in exile. The villagers lit a path for Rama, who had defeated the demon king Ravana. Reenactments of this story are part of celebrations in some regions.

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