Another holiday or rather festival is just around the corner. The Hindu festival, Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, falls on November 5. It's a Friday so it makes it even merrier the celebration extending into the weekend allowing Hindus a longer celebration without having to take additional days off.
Festivals are a time to spread cheer and goodwill by extending holiday invitations to friends and family for get-togethers. These occasions strengthen ties among the different ethnic groups especially in this country where people of different cultures and faiths live side-by-side.