Diwali, the Festival of Lights, symbolizes the triumph of good over evil in Hindu mythology, and is celebrated with great fervor by people all over Myanmar. Sharing the eastern border of India, Myanmar has a good number of Hindu populations. Hence most of the Hindu festivals are celebrated here. Diwali is one of them that is celebrated according to the Hindu solar calendar.
The festival day is celebrated by worshiping God. A good number of lights or traditional lamps are lit to illuminate the home inside and outside. Delicious foods are cooked and new garments are worn. Traditional dancing and music follow to mark the occasion. Everyone enjoys the sweets, the lights, the crackers and the enthusiasm to the festival. But there is much more to Diwali than feasting and merrymaking.