Perhaps the biggest and brightest of all the Hindu festivals, Diwali sees India and large parts of South Asia explode into a brilliant four day show of light, celebrating all that’s joyous about life. This festival is steeped in ancient legends and myths which vary enormously from region to region. Homes are illuminated, sweet incense sticks are lit, and the streets and skies are lit up with thousands of firecrackers to express gratitude to the gods loudly. Gambling is encouraged during Diwali, as it’s said that the Goddess Parvati rolled dice with her husband Lord Shiva, bestowing prosperity on anyone joining in with the games. Are you feeling lucky?