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Spinning of Steelwool on Diwali Evening – Photos

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Published: 26th of October, 2022. Guyana, South America.

Diwali is the festival of light, and on Diwali evening, diyas are lit and placed on lawns, verandahs, walkways etc. But Guyanese also use a different method to create a luminous effect, and that is the spinning of steelwool. Steelwool is the name given to a product that is used to clean pots. On Diwali night, the steelwool is set on fire and spun rapidly to give off sparks – usually using a thin metal wire called bird wire.

Here are six beautiful photos showing the spinning of steelwool for Diwali Celebrations.

Photos: Sunita Chinapen

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