Twitter’s top trend in Pakistan: Happy Diwali

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On Thursday, Happy Diwali became the top trend on the social mediascape of Pakistan. A large number of people took to Twitter to extend their wishes to the religious minority celebrating the festival on 19th October 2017.

Diwali is also known as the festival of lights. It is a significant religious festival of Hindu community that marks the triumph of good over evil. But Sikhs, Jain, and even Buddhists celebrate this festival. The celebrations extend over a week.

Religious prayer, exchange of gifts, sweets and embellishing homes with lights, are some of the traditional customs practiced by community living not only in India and Pakistan but also throughout the world.

The Hindu community areas brimmed with lights and firecrackers on the day of celebration. Moreover, politicians and popular figures from both sides, India and Pakistan extended their wishes to their followers.

Among others, ex-President Pervez Musharraf, Bilawal Bhutto from Pakistan Peoples Party extended their felicitations to the community.

#happydiiwali to all my Hindu brothers & sisters. Spent this Diwali with the Hindu community in Tando Muhammad Khan.

A post shared by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (@bbhuttozardari) on

In India, Bachchan family, as opposed to the fanciful celebrations of Diwali each year,  kept the festivity moderate. The family preferred to celebrate Diwali simply due to the death of the Aishwarya’s Rai Bachchan’s father, who passed away in the month of March this year.

Amitabh Bachchan wished his follower Happy Diwali earlier in the day.

Akshay Kumar, Shahrukh Khan, and Ali Bhatt among other Bollywood celebrities extended their Happy Diwali messages on their different accounts of social media.

Virat Kohli, a popular batsman from Indian cricket team reinforced the message of the campaign initiated in India this year. The campaign encouraged people to shun the tradition of burning firecrackers to reduce air pollution on Diwali.

Popular figures from around the world joined the Hindu community in their celebration. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and the daughter of US President Ivanka Trump wished Happy Diwali.

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