- Experience Diwali celebrations in Langkawi

September 25, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News highlights Langkawi is the perfect place for tourists to visit if they hope to witness Malaysia's Diwali celebrations at first hand.

The religious event, which is also known as Deepavali and the Festival of Lights, is set to take place on November 5th 2010 and is certainly not to be missed by holidaymakers during their time in the south-east Asian country.

During the occasion, guests staying in Langkawi hotels are sure to notice local Hindus lighting small clay lamps - known as diyas - with oil, an action which represents the victory of good over evil.

Unlike some religious festivals, Diwali is celebrated in joyous fashion, with locals typically donning new clothes and sharing snacks and sweet treats with their nearest and dearest throughout.

The importance of the event is evident in the fact that many Hindu businessmen choose to start their financial years from this date, in the hope that this will bring them good fortune and prosperity.

It is marked by an official holiday in Malaysia, along with a number of other countries around the world, including India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Trinidad & Tobago.

Diwali is one of the nation's biggest Hindu festivals, along with Thaipusam, which is next set to take place on January 20th 2011. features a variety of Langkawi accommodation, including the Tanjung Rhu Resort Langkawi.

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