Happy Diwali to everyone! Wishing you all a prosperous year!

Now let's get into it - what is Diwali? Diwali, also known as the "Festival of Lights" is a five day festival celebrated by Sikhs, Hindus and Jains around the world.

It’s one of the most colourful and significant festivals in Indian culture taking place in family homes and temples of worship. Diwali is a time where traditional foods and sweets are shared among family and friends. Homes are often decorated in colourful lights and candles, followed by an evening display of fireworks.

The festival coincides with the Hindu New Year and normally occurs sometime in late October through early November. For most participants, Diwali is celebrated on day three of the five day event. This years festival took place on Oct. 23 and Canadians of Indian decent celebrated across the country (CBC).