Diwali | Celebrated in world
Diwali is an essential festival in India but now it has also became a universal festival. Other than India it is a public festival in many countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Tobago, Trinidad, 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.