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The significance of Diwali in Canada

Canada welcomes around 300,000 immigrants from around the world every year who bring their traditions and cultures along with them. This contributes to making Canada one of the most diverse countries in the world. In 2016 the South Asian population in Canada was 1,963,330, and an exciting part of their religion is Diwali. Many ethnic groups celebrate Diwali, mainly people from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. As Canada accepts many immigrants from this part of the world, Diwali is one of Canada’s most important religious holidays. What…