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Happy Diwali! Celebrating the festival of lights in Sweden

Happy Diwali to our readers! Photo: AP Photo/Ajit Solanki

Published: 19.Oct.2017 12:10 hrs

Diwali Day on October 19th marks the culmination of the week-long Hindu festival of lights. But how do you celebrate when you are more than 6,000 kilometres away from home?

The Local asked some of our readers based in Sweden what they are doing.

"Diwali is the biggest festival for us and every year my family gets together to celebrate. We decorate the house with lamps and diyas (candles) and bright orange marigold flowers. We invite friends and extended family over and enjoy a traditional Diwali dinner," says Rupali Mehra, a journalist who travels a lot but is currently based on the island of Gotland, about how she used to spend the holiday back home in Mumbai.

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