Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Happy Diwali!

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Zed Books would like to wish a happy Diwali to everyone celebrating this year.

Diwali celebrates the triumphant victory of good over evil – and the glory of light over darkness, a beam of hope over despair. The word Diwali or Deepavali (in its full form), means ‘a row of lamps’.

Diwali marks a new beginning, a renewal of commitment to family values, and represents all the good virtues we seek such as love, reflection, forgiveness and knowledge.

The BBC have compiled an album of examples of how Diwali is being celebrated across the globe, available here.

And National Geographic have a short video that describes the event in more detail.

We hope you enjoy the celebrations!

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