Happy Diwali: No longer just an Indian festival

The popularity of the festival of lights has not restricted itself to the Indian subcontinent.

Tottenham wished their Indian fans a very Happy Diwali.

Tottenham wished their Indian fans a very Happy Diwali.   -  Twitter/@Spurs_India

While Google might define Diwali as an Indian Hindu festival, the celebrations haven't been restricted to just the subcontinent.

With people celebrating the triumph of good over evil worldwide, the festival of lights hasn't failed to make an impact on the foreign football clubs as well.

Serie A club AS Roma has always been known for its social media presence and yet again, it was one of the first to wish its fans on the auspicious occasion. It said: "We'd like to wish all our fans and followers who are celebrating today, a happy and prosperous #Diwali. May the festival of light, brighten up your lives."

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The likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Chelsea followed soon with their own custom-made cards.


Birthday boy and Australia opener David Warner, who scored his maiden T20I century, against Sri Lanka, on Sunday, extended his best wishes on Instagram. Compatriot Steven Smith did not sit back, as well.

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Happy Diwali to all! @sunrisershyd

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Happy Diwali to all of my Indian friends out there

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South Africa cricket team captain, Faf du Plessis also tweeted out a line on Twitter saying: "Happy Diwali to all my Indian followers !!!"

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