Team shortlist17 Oct 2017 AT 05:49 PM

VIDEO: Emirates crew hand out sweets in Bur Dubai to celebrate Diwali

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Team shortlist17 Oct 2017 AT 05:49 PM

Emirates has just released a video celebrating the festival of lights and, it’s quite touching actually.

In the video, the airline’s cabin crew can be seen handing out a small goodie box filled with sweets to a handful of lucky pedestrians and even a few motorists.

Aside from goodie boxes, the cabin crew members can be seen partaking in the art of Rangoli – an ancient art form that stems from the Sanskrit word Rangaavali, which itself is a combination of two words – rang, meaning colour and aavali meaning lines.

For all those who are new to stunning festival, here’s what you need to know.

  • The term Diwali means “rows of lights”.
  • It is celebrated over a period of five days. This year it takes place from Wednesday, October 18 until Sunday, October 22.
  • It is a festival of food, family and fireworks is meant to mark the triumph of light over dark, hope over fear, good over evil.
  • It is also a time when householders traditionally clean out all the clutter and unwanted possessions and generally spring clean in preparation for the year ahead, then put on their best clothes and gather with loved ones over a large and elaborate meal.

When: October 18 – October 22

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