The Society: Holidays: (Diwali Holidays )

This section lists pages and sites that tell about the Hindi festival of Diwali. Marking the start of the Hindu New Year, Diwali is celebrated for a period of 5 days each year. It always ends the 15th day of Hindu month of Ashwin, which falls somewhere in the months of October or November on the traditional calendar. Diwali Holidays Society.

Before Diwali night, people clean, renovate, and decorate their homes and offices. On Diwali night, Hindus dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, light up diyas (lamps and candles) inside and outside their home, participate in family puja (prayers) typically to Lakshmi – the goddess of fertility and prosperity. (wikipedia)