Diwali in India is unlike any holiday or celebration in the western world. An entire country’s population (Unlike Christmas in the States, everyone participates in Diwali.) lights up their houses inside and outside; some use little candles to create bright outlines around their homes. Everyone gives each other gifts; new clothes are worn; fantastic dinners are eaten.
And fireworks. Oh, the fireworks. They go all day - and all night. Don’t even try sleeping. Just join your family on the rooftop and enjoy the show.