Diwali, the festival of lights, also know was Deepawali, is one of the major festival for Hindus as it is the day when Ram returned to Ayodhya after his 14 years vanvaas. It is said that, during his return everyone lighted diyas outside their house to welcome Ram and that was hence the beginning of Diwali.
During this occasion people clean their house and surroundings and decorate it with beautiful lights and diyas. A lot of rangoli and flower decorations are made and every streets is filled with vendors selling sweets, diyas and crackers. People also visit markets to purchase gold and silver utensils as it is considered auspicious.
The major part of the festival is the Puja which happens during the late evening in which people worship Laxmi Ganesh to being wealth and prosperity in their lives. After the Puja everyone goes out and burn crackers and enjoy.
On the next day of Diwali people exchange gifts and sweets to show happiness and spread love and the day is followed by the occasion of Bhai Dooj in which brothers visit their sisters and give bestow them with gifts.