For centuries, Deepavali or Diwali is celebrated in India with lot of spirit and excitement. One of the reasons for its importance as a festival is that Diwali marks the beginning of a new year as Diwali is the last day of Hindu calendar, and the next day is New Year. In India, almost all major festivals are associated with mythology, and Diwali is no exception. According to Hindu epic Ramayan, on this day, Lord Ram came back to his native Ayodhya after killing demon king Ravan, ending the era of evil and wickedness in this world and established an ideal state (Ram Rajya). Thus, from darkness (evil) to light (goodness), Diwali became the festival of lights, new beginning, happiness and prosperity.
Make your Diwali the best one by celebrating it with friends and families. People are happy during Diwali festival as they observe 5 days holidays so that they can rest and enjoy their Diwali festival. During Diwali people wish all a great year ahead and go to each others’ house with sweets or gifts and convey their best wishes. Children too love Diwali as they get holidays in schools, they can fire crackers and eat delicious sweets and chocolates during this festival.
It is said that Lord Ram defeated Ravan and came back to Ayodhaya after 14 long years back to his throne as a king. On this occasion, Diwali is celebrated. Though the story of Diwali history is long a short briefing can help you understand on why this festival is celebrated. On this day people light their homes with diyas and candles so that their lives are filled with brightness and happiness.
Deepavali festival is celebrated with charm. People come out of their homes and burst crackers before the day of Diwali, send lovely gifts to their friends and families staying abroad. Deepavali festival is a festival of lights so all Gujarati ladies on this day wear a beautiful sari with good work done on it; do Laskhmi Pooja and light diyas and candles at their homes as a mark of Diwali celebrations. They make varieties of food items and send them to their neighbours and friends as good wishes, and to be original this year you can search for Indian festival wishes and quotes online and find some really beautiful and unique wishes and quotes. For all those who are staying abroad can also celebrate Diwali by sending gifts and hampers to India as a token of love for their near friends and families.
Even children love to celebrate this festival as they get 15 to 20 days holidays in schools and colleges. We find them enjoying Diwali with their friends on streets by bursting crackers, eating sweets and chocolates, going out for movies. They also exchange gifts with their friends during Diwali.
As Diwali is approaching, all stores and shopping malls will be filled with items at fabulous discounts. You can choose the best Diwali gifts on this Diwali and send them to your friends. Diwali gifts can be in the form of hampers, combos or even bouquets. No matter whatever gifts you send, your gifts should reflect your love and affection. If you have grandparents at home and want to gift them something, you can send them idols of Gods and Goddesses carved on silver and gold coins so that they can do Pooja daily and remember you. If you are busy with your daily schedule, you can search for Diwali gifts online from any Diwali shopping portal and send them to India or abroad.