The festival of lights is celebrated all over India in their own fashion
this is one type of celebration in northern parts of karnataka and its called as Hatti Habba
Deepavali is celebrated for three days
The first day of the festival Naraka Chaturdasi marks the vanquishing of the demon Naraka by Lord Krishna and his wife Satyabhama. Amavasya, the second day of Deepawali, marks the worship of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth in her most benevolent mood, fulfilling the wishes of her devotees. Amavasya also tells the story of Lord Vishnu, who in his dwarf incarnation vanquished the tyrant Bali, and banished him to hell. Bali was allowed to return to earth once a year, to light millions of lamps to dispel the darkness and ignorance, and spread the radiance of love and wisdom. It is on the third day of Deepawali — Kartika Shudda Padyami - that Bali steps out of hell and rules the earth according to the boon given by Lord Vishnu.
In northern parts of karnataka the third day is very importent day on this the ox are decorated to celebrate hatti habba its just a race where in people try to take out the garland made of copra its the most interesting thing