Goddess Lakshmi, the deity of wealth, is thanked on this day and everyone prays for a good year ahead. On this day people decorate their houses with candles, earthen lamps or with electric bulbs. The sky is lit with colorful fire crackers. People wear new clothes and exchange sweets and gifts among themselves. People visit temples and Gurudwaras to offer their prayers to the almighty.
Deepawali celebration around the world:
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
The United States