People decorate their homes with lights and Rangoli (colorful paintings on floor). Their surroundings filled with colorful light to enliven the day, to mark the dawn of a new era in one's life.
Although Diwali is a Hindu tradition, people of all faiths in India participate in celebrations - Hindus, Jains, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and others.
My childhood is filled with good memories of Diwali; the sparklers, the food and everything joyous you can imagine.
30 Pictures of Rangoli :
Happy Diwali to you my friends, may this Diwali bring happiness, serenity and peace to you. Amen!