Similarities between festivals ‘Diwali’ in India and ‘Samhain’ in European civilizations
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Mathur, S. (2021). Similarities between festivals ‘Diwali’ in India and ‘Samhain’ in European civilizations. Dev Sanskriti Interdisciplinary International Journal, 17, 52–56.


Diwali is an Indian festival which is still alive in European tradition in a different form. The ritual for celebrating the Diwali and its cultural significance has close similarities with Samhain in Europe to that of India. The present perspective looked into available evidences for similarities of ‘Diwali’ with Samhain in  European civilization.  The study has been analyzed by dividing this topic into four parts, 1) Name Similarities between Samhain and Diwali, 2) Dates similarities between Samhain and & Diwali, 3) the similarity in the way these both festivals are celebrated even today and, 4) lastly Similarities of ‘Samhain’ in European countries. It has also been the New Year of many sects of the world. These festivals are in the heart of all societies and sects in India and Europe and thus they can help re-emerge the mythological cultures of the world. Will India look its relation with European culture in the light of Diwali?
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