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Use this puzzle activity from the Encyclopaedia Britannica to learn about Diwali. The Hindu religious festival called Diwali (also spelled Divali) celebrates the new year. Diwali is a major holiday in India, but it is celebrated by people living outside of India as well. The name Diwali comes from a More… Sanskrit word that means “row of lights”, and the day is often called the Festival of Lights. The festivities last for five days. The fourth day marks the start of the new year on the Hindu calendar. On the calendar used in the United Kingdom, Diwali falls in late October or early November.