Divali is the Festival of Light. It symbolises, for the Hindu, the victory of truth (light) over ignorance (darkness).
It is one of the most joyous festivals celebrated by the Mauritian hindus in the month of October or November.
Am told that its in the villages that the ights are mst spectacular, there, houses' balconies and yards are decorated with lit “diyas”, small clay lamps instead of the electric blinking lights preffered by the twon people.
The light is believed to guide the goodness of wealth and good fortune.
Tomorow, we are celebrating Eid ul Fitr. More on that later. I've got to go shopping now.