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Five festival of lights other than Diwali


When Indians are busy gearing up to celebrate Diwali, here is a look at five light festivals across the globe.

China’s Lantern Festival

Chinese Celebrate The Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival marks the end of the Chinese New Year and is observed on the first lunisolar month of the Chinese lunar calendar. Also known as the Shangyuan or the Yuanxiao festival, the lantern festival is celebrated with colourful lanterns and lights especially the red colour.

Beautifully made lanterns are hung from houses by the Chinese. The intrinsic beauty of the light makes the festival a must-attend for every Chinese.

St Lucia’s Day


Symbolizing hope and light, St Lucia’s Day is celebrated on December 13 in all Scandinavian countries to mark the martyrdom of St Lucia. The eldest girl in the house is made to dress in white and red carries a wreath of candles. The festival also marks the beginning of Christmas celebration.

Festival of Lights, Berlin

The newest entrant in the list of festival of lights, the Berlin Light Festival was kicked off by Birgit Zander in 2005. Celebrated in the month of October, Berlin gets transformed into a city of lights with all buildings and installations getting illuminated with lights. The cultural events also add flavor to the event which has now become a favourite tourist destination globally.

Aomori Nebuta Matsuri


Celebrated in Aomori, Japan, this is also a festival where light plays the most alluring factor. Myriad hues, lights and Japanese melodies and parades add to the festivities. Colourfully lighted hangings make the atmosphere intoxicating.



Las Fellas


The fire festival of Spain is another festival where light is used to celebrate Spain’s culture.  Mostly celebrated by carpenters, the festival celebrates the victory of light over darkness. It is the day where Spanish people pay homage to St Joseph.



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R Madhavan Gifts Himself an Indian Roadmaster Worth Rs 40 Lakhs on Diwali

Maddy declares himself as a proud Indian posing with the Roadmaster for his Instagram followers.

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R Madhavan with his Diwali gift the Indian Roadmaster. Instagram

New Delhi, October 24: Ranganathan Madhavan, admiringly called as R Madhavan or Maddy is known for his romantic films and his exquisite love for two wheels. This Diwali R Madhavan has upgraded his garage with an exclusive product by Indian Motorcycles’ flagship – the Roadmaster. The best owner, R Madhavan gifted himself this luxurious vehicle to make his Diwali all the more memorable and he took to Instagram to share the arrival of his prized possession.

Maddy declares himself as a proud Indian posing with the Roadmaster for his Instagram followers.

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R Madhavan shares the arrival picture of his Roadmaster. Instagram.

The Roadmaster is one of the most deluxe and classy cruiser motorcycles, with vintage style that costs around 40-45Lakhs. With supreme structure on the outer part, the Roadmaster has all the modern technology for smoother and comfortable rides.

As for the entertainment factor, the Roadmaster is acquired of that as well. With a 7-inch touchscreen system, it provides access to music, navigation, health and more. That’s not all. A smartphone can be combinedly used with the motorcycle with USB and Bluetooth connectivity.

-Prepared by Bhavana Rathi of NewsGram. Twitter @tweet_bhavana