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Diwali, the festival of lights is a five day celebration that totally takes over New Delhi every year. As the festival begins on the 3rd we will take the time to give you a snapshot of the traditions and rituals of this fantastic celebration.
A big part of the celebrations involve looking your best and dressing brightly and traditionally. It is very common for people to buy new clothes, get a new hairstyle and, for women, decorate their hands with Henna. Henna body art is a ritual as old as humanity but it is far from old fashioned, designs are constantly changing and there are special Diwali designs which, with only nine days to go will be keeping the artists in the markets busy. Of course, you have to remember that they take a little while to dry…