Diwali a special opportunity to reflect on India-US friendship: Donald Trump

09 Novembre, 2018, 16:14 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Happy Diwali in Advance

Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, took the Twitter to wish Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all celebrating Diwali, a happy and joyful festival.

Diwali is an worldwide Hindu festival of lights celebrated in October or November.

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif also wished the Hindu community on the occasion, asserting that members of the Hindu community are equal citizens of Pakistan.

In a Twitter post, the ruler of Dubai posted the Diwali greetings in Hindi.

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Houses, temples and other public places are illuminated on the festival of lights. It is celebrated in several faiths and cultures, including by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs.

Diwali is celebrated in more than 10 countries: Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, Tobago, Suriname, Singapore, Fiji, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. People also worship the Goddess of wealth Lakshmi on the occasion.

All celebrations end at daybreak, and people then visit friends, relatives and exchange candies and gifts.

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