Diwali, derived from the word "Deepavali" (दीपावली), translates into English as "row of lamps".
Honored by Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism, the five day festival has many different legends behind the celebration. Significant to all traditions of the story, is the importance of the victory of good over evil.
During Diwali, all those celebrating wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.
Diwali on the Square
Trafalgar Square, London