Diwali is the most popular and the most widely celebrated event amongst Asian-Indians. Diwali is widely known as the festival of lights. Diwali means row of lighted lamps/lights. Diyas (clay lamps), fireworks, lanterns and bonfires help illuminate this holiday. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.
Diwali symbolizes new beginnings. With new beginnings come new endeavors that we embark on. Diwali is also used as a time to renew your commitment to past endeavors/values such as family, love, knowledge, righteousness, happiness and wealth.