Diwali is the Indian Festival of Lights and Giving. It is a time for families and friends to get together, people to share gifts and sweets, and children to enjoy firecrackers.
Celebrate Diwali with us!
Donate a light to a child - One Million Lights and our partners will match your Diwali donation! Your $25 will go twice as far.
Buy a light, donate a light – Give the gift of light to your loved ones and to a child in need.
- – distribute lights on your next vacation or visit a village that has already received lights
What is Diwali?
Diwali is a universal festival for Indians and others around the world. It’s the homecoming of Rama after his victory over Ravana. Diyas (pictured above, cotton string wicks inserted in small clay pots filled with oil) were lit everywhere to guide Rama home on that very dark night. Now they signify victory of good over evil within an individual. Diwali is celebrated on a moonless night that marks the beginning of the month of Kartika which occurs around mid-October this year.