Diwali or the festival of light, one of India ’s largest festival, will be held in Hanoi on October 29.

The event will be jointly organised by the Indian Business Chamber in Vietnam , the Indian Embassy and the Indian community in Hanoi .

Visitors to the festival will have a chance to see the fanciful beauty of thousands of lights and enjoy Indian dance-music performances along with fashion shows, games and lucky draws.

The festival will also feature several stalls with handicrafts and Indian cuisine.

Diwali indicates the festival of light, a symbol of India ’s long-standing culture, which teaches people how to overcome ignorance and seek the light of knowledge. On this occasion, rich and poor families alike light up small colorful lamps to greet Lakshmi, a deity of wealth./.