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Diwali celebrations of India

Updated on October 12, 2013

Diwali is a famous festival which is celebrated all over India. Diwali is called as the festival of lights. We can see colorful lights and lamps placed in the streets, houses and temples during this day. People also decorate their houses using diya lamps. Diyas are lamps that are made using clay. These diyas will be arranged in the night of Diwali in various shapes. Diwali is also called in the name Deepavali. In some states people start to celebrate Diwali before 3 or 4 days. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, Andhra pradesh are the states where Diwali is celebrated in a very auspicious way.

Diwali diya arrangement


Diwali fireworks


Fire works will be the first thing which will come into the people's mind while talking about Diwali. Variety of colorful fireworks can be seen during this festive day. Various fireworks shops will be opened for the people during this festive season. Sivakasi fireworks is one of the famous fireworks in India. Crackers, Sparkers, rockets are the famous fireworks for Diwali. Crackers will burst and produce huge noise. Sparkers will produce colorful lights and rocket fireworks will go upwards and burst. Now a days online fireworks shops are available in the Internet for the convenience of people.

Diwali Crackers


Diwali Fireworks

Another specialty of Diwali is the sweets. Sweets are also called as mithai in India. Variety of sweet or mithai shops will be available during this season. People also prepare Diwali sweets in their houses. Some of the famous Diwali dishes are burfis, Mysore pak, ladoos, gulab jamun, carrot halwa etc. Milk is an important ingredient in the preparation of Diwali sweets. Some of the famous burfis prepared on Diwali are Coconut burfi, Cashew nut burfi, badam burfi etc. People will prepare these dishes and exchange with their relatives and friends during this day.

Diwali dishes


Wearing new clothes is another happy moment of Diwali. People will buy new clothes and ornaments to wear on the Diwali day. Elder people usually wear traditional clothes during this day. All the members of the family join together in their house and celebrate this special day. Diwali is a national holiday for the people so they can enjoy this day very happily. The children will be taken together with their parents to see the light illuminations and other programmes that took place on this day. In temples various poojas will be done on this day. Variety of programmes will be arranged for the people such as dramas, music, dance etc.


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      Sreejith k 4 years ago from Kerala, India

      Yes its a fun festival . Thanks for the comment

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks for the information about Diwali. It's an interesting and fun festival!