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5 novembre 2010 5 05 /11 /novembre /2010 00:17

Diwali falls on the 15th day of the dark fortnight...

In 2010, it means both Diwali and Bonfire Night fall the same day :

today :o)

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Diwali falls in the auspicious Hindu month of Kartik (= October or November in the English calendar). Diwali day 2010 falls on the "amavasya", or the "no moon day". Diwali date comes 20 days after the popular festival of Dussehra (or Vijaya Dashmi).  .

On the third day, lots of small clay lamps (called diyas) and candles are lit and placed in houses. Fireworks are also sparked everywhere... hence the name of Diwali : the “Festival of Lights”.

 

 

The "pink city" of Jaipur (in Rajasthan) is one of the best places to celebrate Diwali. Each year there's a competition for the best decorated and most brilliantly lit up market. That dazzling display attracts visitors from all over India.

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Have you watched the videos and read the article ?

Then you are ready for this short quiz :o)

DIWALI
1) Diwali is celebrated in...
summer
spring
winter
autumn

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(1) Photos by m4r00n3d / Rohit Matto  under license CC BY-NC-ND


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Céline C 11/11/2010 18:04


This article is very interesting because we can learnt to diverting


MM 11/11/2010 18:34



Yes Céline, you can enjoy learning, and learn to enjoy yourself... Moreover, here we also learn about Indian habits : India is an English-speaking country too 



Maxime 09/11/2010 12:00


Cool videos


MM 09/11/2010 19:00



Well, Maxime, you said that this comment was just "to try" : good, now remember that you have 2 comments to write on 2 different articles... I'm waiting for them 



Robin Carayol TGE 09/11/2010 12:00


Woooooooo it's amazing ! OMG


MM 09/11/2010 19:02



OK, this is just to have a try... Now, I'm waiting for your two comments, Robin !