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  • Diwali means 'row of lights' in Sanskrit, which is an ancient Indian language.
  • The festival is about light (or good) triumphing over dark (or evil), which is one reason why people light oil lamps.
  • It is illegal to ride a Mardis Gras float without a mask.
  • Official Mardis Gras colours are purple (justice), gold (power) and green (faith).
  • Christmas in Mexico is celebrated from the 12th December to 6th January.
  • Between 16th December until Christmas Eve children take part in a 'posada', which is a procession.