DUBAI , UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Ð Nov 11 : Salesman showing gold bangle to one of the customer on Dhanteras at one of the jewelry shop in Meena Bazar in Bur Dubai. Dhanteras is the first day of five days Diwali festival as celebrated in parts of North India. ( Pawan Singh / The National ) For News. Story by Preeti
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What is Dhanteras and why do Indians buy gold to celebrate?