The schools remain closed and children are not forced to study during this festival. This is one of the most awaited vacations of the year! It speaks about the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. Hence, we should always be in the honest path and stand by truth no matter what.
We should celebrate this festival with a great zeal and also try to acquire the values behind it.
History has it that the whole Village of Ayodhya was lit with diyas on this occasion. The festival gets its name Deepawali, or Diwali, from the rows of lamps that the people of Ayodhya lit to welcome their King.
One of the other important reasons for celebrating Diwali is that it is considered as the birthday of Goddess Laxmi.
She is the Goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity.
Legends has it that she roams around Earth on this very day and enters those households which are clean and filled with lights.6) People decorate their houses with clay lamps and electronic lightings to welcome the arrival of Goddess Lakshmi in their homes.7) The main day of the festival is celebrated with Lakshmi Pooja followed by mouth watering delicacies and festivities of fireworks.Their joy doubles up when the relatives and cousins visit them and burn crackers with them.Another reason for their happiness is the Diwali vacation.According to Ramayana, Lord Ram along with his wife Sita and brother Laxman were sent to exile for fourteen years.On this very day of Diwali, they returned back to Ayodhya after conquering Lanka and killing demon Ravana. This trend was continued year after year and hence people light up their houses on Diwali.2) Deepawali is the five day festival which starts with Dhanteras; on which day people clean their homes and shop for gold and other utensils.3) The festival is celebrated by all Hindu communities as well as some non Hindu communities too.There are various mythological reasons as to why we celebrate Diwali.The most popular one is the homecoming of Lord Ram to Ayodhya.