Diwali: Indians across the world celebrate Hindu New Year

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Children from the Pakistani Hindu community lights candles beside a traditional artwork at a temple to celebrate Diwali festival, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Diwali, the festival of lights, is one of Hinduism’s most important festivals dedicated to the worship of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

Diwali is the one Indian festival that brings everyone together. Irrespective of faith, religion, region, caste or creed, the entire nation unites to celebrate this joyous occasion.

It marks the Hindu New Year and an auspicious day to begin a new business, hoping for wealth and prosperity.

It’s also a major holiday for millions of Indians around the world.

CGTN’s Nithya Ramani reports on the holiday and it’s cultural significance.