HAPPY DIWALI ALL! Diwali is one of the most popular festivals in India and it is celebrated with joy and excitement. Diwali is a word that has been derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Deepavali’ and it means translates to a row of lights. This is evident from the lighting of lamps in every household.
However, this festival is mainly celebrated in India, and people all over the world are now seen to be celebrating the festival of Diwali. This year, Diwali is going to be celebrated on the 12th of November 2023.
If you take the history of Diwali, as a festival, it has a very old origin. Maybe it originated when Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after his outcast. But Diwali is not only credited to Lord Rama; it is also attributed to Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna, Lord Ganesha, and also Jainism’s twenty-fourth Tirthankara, Lord Mahavira.
Now, we can read about the different stories related to Diwali to help you to understand the various reasons why Diwali is celebrated.
How Diwali is Celebrated in India?
In India, Diwali is celebrated in the most typical manner. People usually do…
Diya and lighting
People usually spend time together and often visit their relative’s places during Diwali to spend time and celebrate the holiday with their loved ones. People usually cook their delicious foods and light up the holiday and their houses.
Safety Tips for Diwali Celebration
Diwali is the most exciting festival of the year and it is just around the corner we are all looking forward to the fun-filled festivities! However, as the saying goes– “Better safe than sorry” so it is logical to follow a few safety measures to make sure safety of your loved ones.
1. Cotton Garments
You must ensure that everyone in the family wears cotton clothes while playing with fireworks. Because there is a chance of synthetic fabrics catching fire very easily.
2. Well-Fitted Clothes
You must make sure that your children’s arms and legs are covered withwell-fitted clothes. Fire catches easily on flowing, trailing garments.
3. Quality of Crackers
You must purchase firecrackers only from legal manufacturers. Good-quality firecrackers must reduce the risk of accidents.
4. Emergency Numbers
You must make sure that you have the emergency numbers on your hands, and you must aware of the numbers of doctors, fire stations, police stations, etc in case of any emergency.
5. First Aid Kit
While firing crackers it is highly important to keep a first aid kit near for emergency purposes.
6. Fire Extinguisher
You must keep a fire extinguisher nearfiring firecrackers. It is important to keep a bucket of water or sand while firing crackers.
7. Discard Used Fireworks
You must discard the used firecrackers with care. You can either put them in a bucket of water or cover them with some sand to disperse the heat.
“May the Diwali festive season be filled with celebrations, festivities, and great zeal”. “I wish everyone a happy Diwali.”
India is a country of festivals, and many types of festivals keep us busy throughout the year. Diwali or Deepawali is one such important and auspicious festival.
“May the supreme light illumine your minds, enlighten your hearts, and strengthen the human bonds in your homes and communities”
Diwali is India’s biggest festival and is celebrated with great enthusiasm around the country.
Although Diwali is primarily an Indian festival, it is also widely observed in Malaysia, Singapore, Nepal, and Fiji. In fact, in some countries, Diwali is a national holiday.
What are all the other countries that celebrate Diwali?
There are so many other countries such as Indonesia, Fiji, Mauritius, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Singapore, Canada, United Kingdom, Thailand, and more. So various countries celebrate Diwali in a different manner.
Happy Diwali all!
The season of joy, festivities, bright lights, sparkles, snacks, and sweets is here! While we live in a country that sees festivals and celebrations all year round, Diwali is one of the most awaited festivals for the entire country. To be celebrated on November 12 this year, Diwali brings all communities together and marks the triumph of good over evil.
The festival of lights, Diwali, which is also known as 'Deepavali' is celebrated over a period of 5-day long festivities.
How do other countries celebrate Diwali?
In Nepal, Diwali is known as 'Tihar' and carries on for a period of 5 days. In this festival, people not only worship gods but animals too.
Each year, on the second day of the five-day Diwali celebrations in Nepal, the country celebrates Kukur Tihar, or "day of the dogs" by worshipping a man's four-legged friend
How does Indonesia celebrate Diwali?
Diwali in Indonesia involves shopping for crackers, clothes, and sweets, greeting family and friends, releasing floating lanterns along with performing various rituals, similar to those performed in India.
Galungan- The name of Diwali in Indonesia
How does UK celebrate Diwali?
In the UK you would love to see, homes, shops, and streets are decorated with small oil lamps called Diyas. During Diwali, patterns of people are drawn rangoli on floors. The lotus flower is one of the most popular patterns to draw. Diwali is celebrated every year on the darkest night of the month in October or November.
How does USA celebrate Diwali?
A Diwali celebration in the USA offers prayers to Hindu community people at a local temple. On this day, people prepare large vegetarian meals and provide them to Lord Krishna. A large communal meal is served across the city where Hindus will be serving home-cooked vegetarian meals. Special menus are made in several Indian restaurants during the day of Diwali.
“May the auspicious day of Deepavali bring you all the goodness in the world. May you be showered with good health, wealth, and happiness”
What should you follow during the festival of Diwali?
1- Celebrate this Diwali more with family members and relatives and avoid firecrackers as it is not good for your health.
2- Avoid synthetic clothes while bursting crackers and lighting diyas. Wear cotton clothes instead.
3- If people want to burn crackers, then must put cotton plugs in their ears to avoid damage to their ears, as the noise of crackers can be quite deafening.
4- Do not try to examine a cracker that has not burst.
5- Avoid doing stunts by holding crackers and lighting them in your hands as it can cause an injury.
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