"Diwali is a festival celebrated by Hindus in India and around the world. Diwali falls on the new moon in November, although some years in October. The festival celebrates the triumph of good over evil. It is called "the festival of lights" and people light rows of lights (deepas) to commemorate gods and goddesses of the Hindu of the Hindu faith and mythology--especially the Goddess of Fortune, Lakshmi, her consort, Vishnu, and the god of Wealth, Kubera. During this holiday people wear their best most colorful clothing, they bring sweets to the temple and one another's homes, they host gatherings, and even set off firecrackers in some parts of the world."