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Divali, Trinidad and Tobago

Divali - Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
Various locations, Port of Spain, Trinidad and TobagoMap
+1 868 623 1932 (Tourism Authority)
Neighborhood: Island Wide

Diwali or Deepavali, otherwise known as the "Festival of Lights" is an annual Hindu religious festival, which takes place usually in October or November. The sacred festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil-of light over darkness. It also honours GodessĀ  Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of light, beauty, riches and spiritual wealth. Although it is celebrated across the island, the actual day is preceded by ongoing events taking place at the Divali Nagar Site in the borough of Chaguanas. By 6pm, the night is transformed into a breathtaking spectrum of light as families light thousands of diyas (small clay vessels filled with oil).

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