Diwali in India: five days of joy. Does India celebrate Diwali? For sure! In the northern part of India, Diwali commemorates the triumph of Prince Rama after his exile, and in the southern part of the country this festival has to do with the victory of Lord Krishna over the find King Narakasura. Diwali also represents the victory of good over evil, so Diwali means a lot, spiritually speaking, for the inhabitants of India. How do people celebrate Diwali in India? Indians cook, clean their houses, share food with their family and friends, decorate with diyas and create beautiful rangolis, intricate patterns made of flowers, colored powder, sand, or rice during the five days of Diwali. They also exchange gifts and, of course, firecrackers and fireworks are part of this celebration too. And if you love fireworks, you need to go to New Delhi. They have an incredible show!