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Spokane area Hindus celebrate Diwali

Spokane's Hindu community gathered to celebrate the victory of Dharma Saturday night, with dancing, skits and traditional Indian food.

Spokane Sikhs celebrate Diwali, victory of light over darkness

Dozens of small flames flickered in the darkness outside the Sikh Temple of Spokane Tuesday night, while inside the gurdwara, families prayed, chanted, dined and lit candles together as they celebrated Diwali, known as the Festival of Lights.

In India during this time of year houses, shops and public places are decorated with diyas, or small oil lamps, to symbolize the victory of good over evil.

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