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What is Diwali?

Illuminate Your Loved Ones’ Diwali

Illuminate Your Loved Ones’ Diwali

Celebrated by more than a billion people in India and southern Asia, Diwali is the most diverse and important festival of the year. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali marks the start of the Hindu New Year, which is determined by the new moon between the months of Asvina and Kartika. Diwali will take place this year from November 9 through November 14.  

The festival also emphasizes the importance of health, wealth, knowledge, prosperity and peace. It brings together all who wish to celebrate, regardless of religious views or caste.

During Diwali, family and friends get together to give each other gifts during the sacred holiday. No matter where you are, you can send your loved ones a gift with MoneyGram’s fast money transfers, find the closest MoneyGram money transfer location near you.

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With our easy and reliable money transfers, you can rest assured your gifts of money is headed to the right place this Diwali.


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