Diwali, an annual Festival of Lights, is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. Marked by lively fireworks, beautiful candles and colorful lights, the festival is a grand celebration of new beginnings. This year, it begins on October 30th! How can you celebrate the triumph of light over darkness just as they do in India? Here are a few ways to bring Diwali home!
The beginning of Diwali and good fortune
Why not bring yourself a bit of good fortune this year? On the first day of Diwali, shop for gold or kitchen utensils - it is believed to bring good fortune and serendipity. Adorn your kitchen as they do in India!
Adorn your home with bright colors
The second day of Diwali is filled with color! Traditionally, the floors of Indian homes are decorated with flower petals and brightly colored sand in intricate patterns known as rangoli. How can you do the same in your home? Bring the colors of India home with Fall’s brightest flowers and your most vibrant rugs.
Feast in the name of goddess Lakshmi
On the third day of Diwali, families typically gather for a feast in the name of the goddess Lakshmi. This year, invite your family and closest friends to share in a celebration of your own with traditional foods for an authentic dining experience.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! This is the time friends and relatives exchange gifts and pass along their well wishes. Some believe that there is no greater love than the love of food, so whip up an authentic recipe worth sharing!
Love, family and good food
On the final day of Diwali, many Indian families share a lavish meal that symbolizes family and love. Who do you want to spend the new year with? Celebrate big today! With dishes like Chicken Biryani and Channa Masala, you can set the table with decadence.