Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism every year for 5 days. It is very special as families come together to celebrate, pray, exchange gifts and have meals with those closest to you which often includes a variety of sweets made by the family.

Diwali is a very important celebration which represents the victory of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. One of the most common ways to celebrate Diwali is with food. The food is often prepared by the family before they eat it together. Maya Saha made bharelu shaak with her family to eat during Diwali. Bharelu shaak is a vegetarian dish of stuffed aubergine with okra, potatoes, peppers and onions which was "Really tasty and quite spicy".

Dhruv Mani recently celebrated Diwali with his family and he described it as, "Very good" as he "got to spend time with family and eat a lot of food as well as enjoying each other's company". His family lit candles and had lots of special lights around the house which created a bright and lively atmosphere for them to celebrate as well as symbolising casting out evil. The lights also represent knowledge. His family gave each other clothes as presents for Diwali.

With it being one of the most amazing and significant celebrations of the year for people in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism, the celebrations are always incredible because of their spiritual and cultural importance.