I found a great video which is explaining what Diwali is. In India they celebrate the festival of lights. It lasts five days and is bringing people happiness and prosperity. See in this following video what is happening if a western woman comes to India not knowing what Diwali is. It might be similar if somebody from Asia comes to Europe not knowing anything about Christmas.
The beginning of the festival is on new moon. This year in India it begun on October, 26th. So we are right in the middle of the celebration for the return of Sita. But see the whole story in the following video:
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