We here at Saha Psychiatry would like to extend an enthusiastic Happy Diwali to our Hindi, Sikh, and Jain communities. Diwali is known as the festival of lights. It is celebrated for five days by multiple religions, as well as having more secular festivities in India, similarly to America's take on Christmas time.
Diwali is a celebration of light over darkness, new beginnings, and prosperity. Like many religious traditions, it involves spending time with family and loved one. Although different religions have different traditions and meanings associated with Diwali, all involve togetherness, second chances, and blessings on communities.
This year the five days of Diwali started the 24th of October. May all those celebrating have a blessed week!