Diwali, the five-day festival of lights that begins Nov. 13 this year, is a time to connect with family and friends. Traditionally, homes and businesses are cleaned and entry ways decorated with a colorful Rangoli design. Oil lamps are lit around the home, and fireworks are often used as a symbol of warding off evil. Food, games and sibling appreciation are also part of the traditions. Those living overseas can help loved ones light up their celebration with the gift of money. Mom can choose a new gold necklace for herself. Your sister can shop for new clothing. And you can feel like you are a part of the celebration. With 106,000 locations in India, Western Union helps our consumers stay connected to family, friends and traditions.