The Diwali Festival brings together thousands of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains with people from other communities in celebration of the ‘festival of lights’.

The official dates for Diwali in 2017 have been marked as Wednesday and Thursday.

Here are the Top 7 international Diwali photographs worth gushing over:

1. Indian dancers take part in the Diwali Festival at Trafalgar Square in London, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.

(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

2. Hindu devotee pray at a temple during Deepavali celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.

(AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)

3. A Nepalese woman picks marigold flowers to make garlands during Tihar festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Marigold garlands are used as offerings to Hindu deities as well as for decorative purposes during the Tihar festival.

(AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

4. Devotees light earthen lamps on the banks of the River Sarayu as part of Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya, India, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. Ayodhya is believed to be the birthplace of Hindu God Rama and Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated in honor of the return of Rama and his wife Sita to Ayodhya from a 14-year exile.

(AP Photo/Nadeem Khan)

5. Dancers from the Shiamak Davar Dance Academy pose during the Diwali festival at a Times Square celebration on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in New York. In addition to dance and music performances, Indian foods and clothing were on offer during the event.

(AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

6. An Indian potter colors earthen lamps in preparation for Diwali, some 45 km away from Kolkata on Oct. 13, 2017. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights which is celebrated on a large scale all over the country.

(Xinhua/Tumpa Mondal)

7. Indian vendors sell flowers at a wholesale market in Mumbai, India on Oct. 17, 2017. Marigold flowers are mainly used for rituals and decorations during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated across the country.


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