Diwali celebrations will be taking place across the GTA and around the world this weekend.
The religious Hindu holiday is also known as the festival of lights, which signifies the triumph of light versus darkness.
This holiday is also a celebration of inviting Laxmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, into homes in order to bring wealth and prosperity to the family and its members.
Homes are decorated and each room has diyas, which are likened to candles that give off light. These can also be placed outside the home.
The popular Hindu holiday will be on Sunday, but many celebrations will also held be on Saturday.
Diwali is also celebrated by Sikhs and Jains.