8 Foreign Countries Which Celebrate Diwali Like India

8 Foreign Countries Which Celebrate Diwali Like India]

We celebrate Diwali withlots of excitement and for the whole year we wait for it. It is not a surprisethat other country also celebrate it like a gala. 

Many of them do grand celebration and some of them may be do a small celebration. Diwali is also known with other names in different countries. Here is a list of 10 countries that celebrate Diwali like us.


Diwali is celebrated with great excitement in Mauritius because the Hindu community accounts for about half of the population. During this time, people put clay oil lamps in front of their houses, and the island nation transforms into a fairyland.


In Malaysia, Diwali is known as Hari Diwali, traditions are a bit different from those done in India. The day begins with oil bathing in the morning, followed by visits to temples to give prayers. People in Malaysia celebrate this event by giving sweets, gifts, and well wishes because the selling of crackers is prohibited.

Sri Lanka

Diwali is also widely celebrated in Sri Lanka, and it is one of the country's most popular celebrations. This festival is a national holiday in the country because of its significance. People light little lamps to fend off evil spirits because lamps are said to represent hope for a better future. Almost all of the rituals conducted during this event are comparable to those performed in India, and they are fascinating to watch. Because Diwali is also a public holiday, individuals have more time to greet and meet new people, as well as fully enjoy the festival of lights.

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Nepal commemorates this festival, also known as Tihar, with great zeal. Exchanging presents, lighting up the dwellings, and praying to Goddess Lakshmi are all part of the festivities. Also, after Dashain, the festival of lights is Nepal's second most important celebration.


If you visit Singapore during Diwali, you will see how the city lights up in the same way that India does. This country, without a doubt, celebrates the event with great zeal and devotion.


Even though Diwali isn't a national festival in Canada, you'll get a sense of it when you visit. People enthusiastically come forward to join in this festival of lights, which is celebrated across numerous towns and cities.

United Kingdom

Leicester and Birmingham, celebrate Diwali in a big way, other ones also celebrate it. This is due to the large number of Indian populations who have established in these locations. If you go, you'll see that the celebrations are almost as lavish, if not identical, to those in India.


Diwali is known as Lam Kriyongh in Thailand,and the event is quite similar to Diwali celebrations. According to the Thai calendar, it is observed on the full moon day of the 12th month. If you happen to be in Thailand during this time, you will be blown away by the spectacular fireworks display.