Diwali is one of the most celebrated, important, and know festivals. It is celebrated by millions of people all around the world. This festival is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists. Even though, it is celebrated in different religions, it basically symbolizes the same though which is “light over darkness”, and “good over evil”. Diwali is also very well known as the festival of lights.
Like I said, Diwali is celebrated in different religions but with the same moral. Even though, they all project the same moral; they have their own story and myth which leaded them to the same destination.
In Hinduism, people consider Diwali as the return date of Lord Rama, his wife Seetha, and is brother Lakshman from Srilanka after Rama defeated Ravana the evil.
For people who practise Sikhism, Diwali is the day when Guru Har Gobind freed himself and some Hindu Rajahs from Mughal emperor’s prison and arrived to the Golden Temple.
Jains celebrate Diwali as a day of remembering Mahavira who is the last of the Tirthankar.
Not all Buddhists celebrate Diwali. Only the Newar people of Nepal do. They celebrate it as a remembering day of the conversation of Ashoka with Buddhism.