Diwali is a Hindu festival celebrating the end of the monsoon; held in October/November, celebrations feature lights, lamps and fireworks. It is celebrated on the new moon day of Kartika , although the celebrations 2 days prior and end 2 days after that date.
Diwali is the celebration of homecoming of King Rama from Ayodha , after he defeated Ravana. People decorate their homes with lights, burst fireworks, and distribute sweets and gifts. Other names of Diwali include Deepavali, Row of lights, and Festival of lights.