Diwali

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Diwali
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Diwali is the "Festival of Lights," which is celebrated in Earth's autumn season (or October, for those outside the seasons of their species' homeworld). Diwali symbolizes the spirit's victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.

During the celebration, buildings, stations and ships are brightly illuminated. Celebrants prepare by cleaning, renovating, and decorating their living spaces and workplaces. At the climax revelers put on their finest clothes, light the interior and exterior of their doors with diyas (typically electric candles, though tradition calls for oil lamps), light fireworks, and partake in communal meals. It's common for small gifts to be given to employees and strangers during Diwali.

Public dancing is common during Diwali. The colors red and orange are especially favorited for clothing, used to demonstrate that one is in a celebrating mood.