2020 Message to Mark the Hindu Celebration of DeepavaliFriday, November 13, 2020
His Eminence Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, M.C.C.J., President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, issued the annual message to mark the Hindu celebration of Deepavali, entitled “Christians and Hindus: Rekindling Positivity and Hope during the Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond“. Deepavali (also called Diwali) celebrates the victory of truth over falsehood, light over darkness, life over death, good over evil. The celebrations last three days and mark the beginning of a new year, a time for family reconciliation, especially among brothers and sisters, and adoration of the Divine. The date for the feast can vary. Hindu communities in Canada begin their celebrations of Deepavali this year on 14 November.