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Diwali 2022: What you need to know and where to celebrate in Thailand

Diwali is right around the corner! Also known as the Festival of Lights, it usually falls sometime between October and November. This year, Diwali will be celebrated on Monday, 24 October 2022. It’s one of the biggest festivals in India that is also celebrated in different corners of the world, including Thailand. But did you know what this festival is all about and how it’s celebrated in Thailand? Here’s everything you need to know about Diwali.

What is Diwali?

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Diwali is a festival of lights originating in India. Although most people think of Diwali as a Hindu festival, it’s actually celebrated all across India by people of other religions, including Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. Diwali symbolises different historical events and stories for each religion. Thus, there’s no single origin story.

Even in Hinduism alone, there are several…

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