Diwali is celebrated once a year in India and marks the start of the Indian New Year. There are many reasons people celebrate Diwali, you can read some of them here.
For a funnier 21st century take on Diwali, this is how a teenager today might describe it:
“So luk, this dude Ram had,
like a big kingdom,
& people liked him
but like his step mom or sumthin,
was kinda weird and she forcd her hubby
to send this Ram to sum jungle or sumthin..
Coz he was goin for 14yrs,
So his wife n bro got along..(U knw just 2 chill)
Bt dude forest was real scary shit..
Was full of devils n things like dat,
bt dis dude killed thm wid arrows..
Bt den sum bad gangsta- Ravan
pickd up his babe sita..
Dis Dude Ram n his bro got real mad…huh….
So dey got an army of monkeys..
dnt ask hw…
got d babe n returnd home..
People thot atleast dey deserv sumthn
Dey had no bars or clubs or smoke stuff to party…
So they lit lamps..
N this is how it all started..”
I’d like to wish everyone a safe and prosperous Diwali. May the year ahead be better than the last and filled with love, laughter, gratitude, good health and memories to cherish.