India, Skanda Sashti commemorates the destruction of evil by the Supreme Being.
Read more about Lord Subramanya, Kartikeya or Murugan
How to Celebrate Skanda Shasthi:
On this day, elaborate festivals are held with grandeur in South India. In many places the festival commences six days before the Sashti day and concludes on the day of the Sashti. During these days, devotees recite inspiring hymns, read stories of Subramanya, and enact the exploits of the Lord on stage. Thousands of people gather for feasts, and massive amounts of camphor are burnt.