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November - 1 - 2024

Lunisolar calendar-based

Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is a significant Hindu festival celebrated predominantly in India and Nepal, but also observed worldwide. The festival symbolizes the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil, often marked by lighting oil lamps, bursting fireworks, and exchanging gifts. Celebrating Diwali in a global organization offers an opportunity to recognize and honor the cultural diversity of employees, while also fostering an inclusive work environment.

Event Region:

World Wide

Effected commuinity :

Hindus, Jains, Sikhs

Origin of Event:

Rooted in Hindu mythology, the specific day varies according to the lunar calendar but often falls in November.

Social and Political Sensitivities:

Must be respectful of religious diversity and not reduce the festival to mere decorations.

Some ideas to mark

1) Decorate the office with diyas (lamps)
2) Distribute Indian sweets
3) Organize a Rangoli art competition
4) Share the story of Diwali in a company-wide email
5) Encourage staff to wear traditional Indian clothing

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