You get that festive feeling these days as you walk through the narrow lanes of Mala, in Panjim; its houses adorned with lights, diyas and akash kandils.
After sunset, you will find children lighting festive sparklers and having an jolly time.
The streets shimmer with festive lights, while the cheerful sounds of children playing and making merry echoes in every corner of the locality.
This year, the residents got together and put some some stunning Diwali décor that has been attracting people from near and far.
The beautifully arranged lights and akash kandils create the perfect backdrop for people wanting to click memorable Diwali photographs.
Brightly painted traditional Goan homes, with only a lit up akash kandil for decor, gives a chic minimalist ambience.
Even though akash kandils in a variety of modern designs are available in the local market, the traditional paper one continues to be a popular choice.
During Diwali, it is customary for Hindu homes to hang an akash kandil (lantern) outside their houses.