European football giants Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur took to Twitter to wish their fans on Diwali. Cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina also sent their wishes on the occasion. For the London-based football club Arsenal, their playmaker Mesut Ozil, in a video posted on their official Twitter handle, said, "Happy Diwali."
"May your Diwali be filled with joy & blessings! Make it special for you and your loved ones by celebrating this Diwali pollution free. Wish you all a very," Suresh Raina tweeted.
"May this Diwali turn out to be an extra special one for you and your family..have a great festive celebration," Harbhajan Singh said.
Diwali is called the Festival of Lights and is celebrated to honor Rama-chandra, the seventh avatar (incarnation of the god Vishnu).
It is believed that on this day Rama returned to his people after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana.
Arsenal will play their next match against Sporting CP in the Europa League while Manchester United face Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Tottenham Hotspur, on the other hand defeated PSV Eindhoven, thanks to a brace from their star striker Harry Kane.