Diwali also known as Deepavali and the "festival of lights", is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival preparations and rituals typically extend over a five day period, but the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika.
Following are the five days being celebrated on Diwali Festival;
1)DHANTERAS; This is the first day of the Diwali Celebration. We Worshipped 'Kuber' ( lord of wealth) on this day.
2) KALICHODAS/ CHOTI DIWALI: This is the second day of Diwali. On this day Lord Krishna destroyed the demon Narakasur and made the world free from fear. It is believed that this is a day black magic.
3) DIWALI: This is the third day of Diwali. This is the day when worship unto Mother Lakshmi is performed. Hindus cleanse themselves and join with their families and their Pandit (priest) and they worship the divine Goddess Lakshmi to achieve the blessings of wealth and prosperity, the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.
4)HAPPY NEW YEAR: This is the fourth day of the Diwali. On this day we usually visit the relative house to wish them HAPPY NEW YEAR.
5)BHAI-DHUJ:It is a last day of Diwali. Many moons ago, in the Vedic era, Yama (Yamraj, the Lord of death) visited his sister Yamuna on this day. He gave his sister a Vardhan (a boon) that whosoever visits her on this day shall be liberated from all sins. They will achieve Moksha or final emancipation. From then on, brothers visit their sisters on this day to enquire of their welfare.