It's About: Diwali Festival - 2012 - Gifts - Essay - Date - Pictures - Games
It is one of the most Popular Festivals of India - Are you ready to celebrate this Diwali with your loved ones? It is just few days around the corner. Diwali is an Indian festival also known as “Deepawali”, which is originated from the Sanskrit, word Dīpāvalī (in Hindi – दीपावली).
11 November 2012, Sunday
12 November 2012, Monday
Choti Diwali (Naraka Chaturdashi)
13 November 2012, Tuesday
Diwali / Lakshmi Puja
14 November 2012, Wednesday
Padwa (Govardhan Puja/Annakoot)
15 November 2012, Thursday
Bhaiduj (Yama Dwitiya)
The Festival of Lights, Deepawali is celebrated as an event in all around the India. It is celebrated for the victory of the Good over the Evil and Light over the Darkness. This religious festival has great significance for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains.
Maximum of the people consider Diwali as a festival of 5 days i.e. Dhanteras, Chotti Diwali, Diwali, Padwa and Bhai Dooj. Dhanteras is considred as prosperity and wealth, and people used to buy new products and design their homes with flowers and lights all around. As the name describes Diwali, the festival of lights, you’ll see every part of India decorated with lights.
The festival is celebrated on Ashvina Amavasya i.e. 15 Ashvin according to the Hindu calendar. On the day of Diwali, many of the devotees visit temples and pray to Lakshmi for wealth and wellness in the future and bright up their lives as “Diyas” or lights.
The real joy starts when people blast firecrackers and its looks amazing all around. Colorful lanterns and fairy lights hanging all over display a unique excitement in the mind of peoples. Many of the people send greeting cards to relatives and friends, but in today’s modern era, it’s very common to send eCards or Diwali SMS. It does not take place only in India but abroad as well. You can visit many online websites on line such as London Diwali; you’ll get to know how people are crazy about this festival. In many places, Deiwali Mela or Fairs adds more joy to this great Hindu festival. It is very popular across the world as large population over 30 million Indians live in overseas countries as guest, students, and workers. NRI’s and PIO plays an important role to the as they are enriching the Indian culture all over the world and spreading Indian culture all around.
Many of the non-resident Indians lives in the USA, Canada, Nepal, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi-Arabia, South-Africa and the United Kingdom (UK).
Get ready to celebrate this Diwali with your friends, family and colleagues. The festival of firecrackers, fireworks, gifts and sweets will be very soon so make your plans well before for celebration of this greatest festival.
As I guess, you may have started planning with most suitable gifts for your family, children, husband or wife, parents, sisters, brothers, friends and neighbors. You can also plan like:
- Who are you going to invite for Diwali 2012?
- What would your guests and family like the most?
- A new Sari for your wife or mother?
- Maybe some beautiful cushions or a wall hanger?
- A certain toy for your kids?
- Silver figurines or artworks for your parents or best friends?
Things to do/Gifts on Diwali
- You can plan for a day trip
- Visit Diwali concert at fairs
- Enjoy music and buy some new music CD’s
- Enjoy fireworks and blasts with firecrackers
- Light up your house with Diyas and Candles
- Send Diwali greeting cards to friends or relatives
- You can write your best whishes on greeting cards
- E-Card is not a bad idea, send to your all friends
- Housewives and Parents can try out new Diwali recipes and dishes
- Invite your friends and neighbors
- Create an artistic Rangoli designs – try some new this time