In his special Diwali address, Obama had said, 'This year, I was honoured to kindle the first-ever diya in the Oval Office -- a lamp that symbolises how darkness will always be overcome by light.
Diwali, also known as the "Festival of Lights" is one of the most joyous holidays in India. This year, the Festival of Light will be celebrated on October 19. Moreover, the smell of mithai and namkeen (sweet and savory dishes) coming from the kitchen prepares us for the most awaited festival in India - Deepavali or Diwali. The main reason is that Lord Rama killed devil Ravana and brought happiness to the earth. Children and grownups also burst fire-crackers to celebrate the festival. The young people and kids take blessings from the elders. Thus, all of them eat together and share the happy moments with each other. Marked across five days, one gets to witness different colorful and lively varieties of diyas, bursting crackers and fireworks, relishing sumptuous food, offering pujas, and wearing new clothes. I wish all my loving fans and everyone across the world a very happy and safe Diwali.
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In the north, for example, observers celebrate Lord Rama's return to his kingdom after a 14-year exile. The best of my childhood memories are the ones where we light fireworks and eat candies. Though prominently a Hindu festival which marks the victory of good over evil, it is also celebrated by the Jains and the Sikhs. Happy Diwali Happy, Happy Diwali!
In front of Trump's presidential desk was a special table covered with a tricolor cloth on which a tall silver diya stand was placed encircled by a red and yellow garland of flowers, mostly marigolds, the traditional flower used in Hindu religious ceremonies. Diwali brings lots of love and happiness all around.
For This Special Time, Family & Friends Get 2Gether For Fun. Sharing candies and gifts with friends and family also form part of Diwali festivities. People meet each other and exchange candies and wishes. May this festival fill your life with success, prosperity, health, wealth and happiness. Make happy not just on this cheerful and wonderful holiday but all through the year! Wishing you Happy and Prosperous Diwali.
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US President Donald Trump has hailed the extraordinary contributions of Indian-Americans to science, medicine, business and education in the country as he celebrated his first Diwali at the White House.
The happiest of wishes for a Deepawali, that will be happy in every way for someone like you.
On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, I pray that God fulfills all your dreams.
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Diwali is one of the most important celebrations in the Hindu religion, he noted, a time of peace and prosperity for the New Year for the billion Hindus worldwide and the more than 2 million Hindus in the United States.