Question 1: What holiday is called the ‘festival of lights’?
Correct Answer: Diwali
Fact: Diwali celebrates the triumph of light over darkness. In 2022, thousands of volunteers gathered on the banks of the Sarayu River in Ayodhya, India, and lit more than 1,500,000 oil lamps. The spectacle held the Guinness World Record for the largest display of oil lamps until earlier this year.
Question 2: In the Hindu religion, what is Lakshmi the goddess of?
Correct Answer: Wealth
Fact: The goddess Lakshmi is considered the source of wealth and good fortune in Hinduism. During Diwali, many light lamps and leave doors and windows open to help her visit their house and bless them.
Question 3: Which of these comedy television series featured an episode titled ‘Diwali’?
- The Office (US)
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Correct Answer: The Office (US)
Fact: The TV show was the first American series to dedicate an entire episode to the celebration. In this episode of 'The Office,' Kelly Kapoor invites the Dunder Mifflin office staff to a Diwali celebration, which Michael Scott mistakenly believes to be an Indian version of Halloween.