Four things to know about Diwali, the festival of lights

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Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains across the Indian subcontinent — and in Greater Columbus — are celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights, this week. The festival began on Friday and lasts five days. The most important celebration, Laxmi Puja, occurred on Sunday with the new moon.

Here are five things you should know about the holiday.

1. Diwali celebrates victory of good over evil

Diwali holds different meanings for different groups across South Asia, but a common theme is the victory of good over evil, light over darkness. This is symbolized by the millions of candles, lights and fireworks illuminating villages, towns and cities over the holiday.

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