Diwali is here, and everyone is exhausted with the endless amount of shopping, cleaning, and planning for the much-awaited festival of lights. It won’t be wrong to say that Indians, take pride in Diwali celebration and the kind of hullabaloo that happens in India, doesn’t really happen anywhere else in the world.
But wait, did you seriously think that only Indians are crazy about Diwali and it is only celebrated in India?
Well, you are wrong. There are apparently 15 countries that put in the same amount of enthusiasm and excitement when it comes to the Diwali celebrations. And no, I am not kidding.
Take a look at these pictures and then tell me if proved you wrong-
Its all about decoration and colorful parade’s. People here have an equal amount of enthusiasm as we Indians do.
Intricate designs with diyas and use of lots of flowers is how they celebrate Diwali in Fiji. And oh, they too love their firecrackers.
Here, it’s all about floating lanterns and there is no doubt that it looks magical.
Candles and lots of led lights for decoration is a must in Nepal. The people there visit temples and offer their prayers too, just like Indians.
The kind of firecrackers and the show that Malaysians put up on Diwali is breath-taking.
This festival here shows the spirit of the community. The hot balloons loaded with lights just add to the beauty of this already beautiful festival.
These guys are obsessed with the led lights and the intricate pattern they use is worth watching.
Elephants with lights on them! You couldn’t have asked for more. Srilankan Diwali is epic.
9. Trinidad and Tobago
They love decorating their streets and their colors pop out in the most beautiful way.
Whatever be the case, Britishers know how to celebrate anything in a grand way. And Diwali isn’t an exception. See how they celebrate.
The firecrackers here steal the show. And yeah, they too love their rangoli’s as we Indians do.
Beautiful lanterns and lots of decoration along with a lot of rockets. That’s how Japanese Diwali is celebrated.
The monks celebrate Diwali with simplicity but that doesn’t mean it looks dull.
Here, people celebrate Diwali the traditional way. It’s about Laxmi-Ganesh pooja and community functions.
The temples here are decorated with lights and you will get the Diwali feeling when you stroll through the streets.
There, now you know that the Diwali fever indeed crosses borders and there are zillions of people who celebrate Diwali with the same enthusiasm as we Indians do!