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Happy Diwali!

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Today is the beginning of the Hindu holiday of Diwali, the Festival Of Lights, which is also celebrated by Sikhs and Jainists. The 5-day holiday celebrates Rama’s return to his kingdom after 14 years in exile.

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Because of where Diwali falls on the lunar calendar this year, it kicks off almost a week of major spiritual action. Tomorrow is Samhain/Hallowe’en, Tuesday is All Saints’ Day, and Wednesday is Dia de los Muertos.

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