14 Beautiful Images Of The Hindu Festival Diwali

Around the world, people get ready to celebrate the five-day festival with costumes, flowers, and lots of lights.

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Diwali, which begins November 13, is celebrated throughout India and around the world. Traditions include lighting lamps, candles, and fireworks and decorating with flowers and lanterns. Diwali celebrations often honor Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth. Here, a young girl is dressed like her for a Diwali parade in Paramaribo, Suriname, November 10.