This is the time of year when the week of Thanksgiving truly eases us from fall into winter. Thanksgiving this year is on November 24, 2016, on the fourth Thursday in November. It's a day of gratitude and giving thanks for Americans, and coincides with the changing of the seasons from autumn to winter.
People all around the world celebrated the annual multi-day festival of Diwali over the last few days. From India, Nepal, Malaysia, to the UK, United States and Australia, the Hindu festival of Diwali is the most important Hindu festival of the year. Known as the Festival of Lights, this is a time of year especially dedicated to Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth.