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For Cambridge chef and culinary instructor Jasjit Kaur, Diwali is a moment on the Sikh calendar to enjoy favourite, traditional foods while celebrating the larger festival of lights that the occasion marks.
The Hindu holiday is observed by several other Indian religions, but across the board people see Diwali as the symbolic spiritual triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.
While the celebrations vary from region to region in a country as vast and diverse as India, people attend religious ceremonies, enjoy fireworks and gather together to enjoy various foods — including “mithai” sweets.
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