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By Julie Schmiegelow 
Pujas, gods, ten-headed kings, an army of monkeys, diyas and defeated demons - the Hindu festival of lights has it all.

This section will guide you through the five days of Diwali. Read about the legends and find out how to celebrate on each of the five days. Good food, family and fireworks … and much more.

Happy Diwali!

Diwali dates in 2016

Dhanteras - October 28th
Naraka Chaturdashi - October 29th
Main Diwali - October 30th
Govardhan Puja - October 31st
Bhau-Beej - November 1st