epa06269325 Indian workers prepare sweets at a sweets workshop for the upcoming Diwali festival in Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India, 16 October 2017. Diwali is a major Hindu festival where people wear new clothes and share gifts and sweets with their friends and relatives. In the earlier days, women usually started preparing different sweets and delicacies in their homes around Diwali festival but the tradition is fading out due to the attractive and different varieties of sweets offe
A woman prepares earthen lamps to be put in and around her house, during Diwali, the festival of lights, in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Oct.17, 2009. Diwali, or Deepavali, is celebrated across India on Saturday with prayers and fireworks. The festival marks the homecoming of Hindu God Rama to Ayodhya after a 14-year exile in the forest following his victory over Ravana.