Diwali, meaning rows of lighted lamps, also called the festival of lights is celebrated with a lot of gusto all around the world. It also marks the beginning of the Hindu new year. Traditionally it is a Hindu festival but is now celebrated by people of religions because of the positive message it embodies. It is celebrated to rejoice the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. This festival ushers in a period of merriment which includes spending quality time with your loved ones, dressing up in all your fineries, gorging on delicious food and sweets and bursting fire crackers. Like all of the above exchanging gifts is also an indispensable part of celebrating this festival of goodness and joy.