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Diwali

[dih-wah-lee] /dɪˈwɑ li/
noun
1.
the Hindu festival of lights, celebrated as a religious holiday throughout India in mid-November.
Also, Dewali, Divali.
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Diwali

/dɪˈwɑːlɪ/
noun
1.
a major Hindu religious festival, honouring Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. Held over the New Year according to the Vikrama calendar, it is marked by feasting, gifts, and the lighting of lamps
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noun

the Hindu festival of lights, an important four-day celebration in October or November that commemorates the beginning of winter; also written Divali ; also called Dewali , Deepawali

Word Origin

Sanskrit dipavali'a row of lights'

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