Parts of the world lit up with candles, earthen lamps and lanterns to commemorate the festival of lights. Like every year, Diwali (Deepavali) was not just celebrated in India but also in the United Kingdom and other parts. Along the Belgrave Road, breathtakingly beautiful fireworks were on display complete with a fair for people to attend and a beautiful rangoli to look at. Whereas in India, it was mostly an at-home celebration, with friends and family coming over for festive gatherings. However, some did visit temples to offer their prayers on the special day.
Why is Diwali celebrated? The festival marks the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya from his 14-year-long exile. Because he arrived on a moonless night, the alleys of the city were lit up using earthen lamps or diyas.