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Diwali is popularly known as the festival of lights. The name "Diwali" or "Divali" is a contraction of "Deepavali", which translates into "row of lamps".Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps. These lamps are kept on during the night and one's house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome.Firecrackers are burst because it is believed that it drives away evil spirits.During Diwali, all the celebrants wear new clothes and share sweets and snacks with family members and friends.

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