Diwali | Location | India | Around the world
Diwali is an essential festival in India but now it has also became a universal festival. It is a festival which is celebrated in all the states of India. There are a large number of Indians that have migrated to foreign countries for various reasons be it education or jobs. Other than India it is a public festival in many countries like Malaysia, Singapore, and Canada etc. Pakistan and India were one before partition and they have a large number of Hindus living there hence Diwali is also celebrated there as well. People visit temples and worship goddess Laxmi. Indonesia’s Bali region has a huge population of Indians who celebrate Diwali. There is a communal holiday during Diwali in Mauritius; people celebrate Diwali with full enthusiasm. Schools and universities organize plays in Fiji during Diwali. Diwali is commemorated for five days even in Nepal; they also worship Goddess Laxmi for prosperity. Srilanka has a close connection with India and the story of Ramayana hence even there Diwali is celebrated on a huge scale. In Australia, USA, England, New Zealand etc many events are organized to celebrate Diwali and spread the message of harmony.