You’re on your way to enjoying a fantastic Diwali Celebration.
Diwali: The Festival of Lights
The celebration of Diwali is significant in the Indian culture, in particular those who practice
Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism. The holiday falls between mid-October and mid-November
and lasts for a duration of four days. Here are some Gig Salad tips for the holiday that features
lights, fireworks, and sweets.
Light your Diyas and Firecrackers
Diwali is known as The Festival of Lights; it celebrates light overcoming darkness, good
over evil. This name is derived from the activity of lighting the diyas and shooting off fireworks.
Diyas are oil lamps usually made from clay, and they are an essential part to hosting a
Diwali celebration. The diyas can be large or small, colorful or plain, etc. They are lit in rows
throughout the household. An additional way to decorate and light your house is with colorful,
rice paper lanterns.
In continuation with the celebration of light over darkness, fireworks are an essential part
of the celebration of Diwali. It wouldn’t be Diwali without the shooting off of firecrackers and
fireworks; however, there are usually injuries related to this part of the celebration. Hire a pyrotechnician to
make sure the fireworks are shot off properly and safely.
How Do I Decorate for Diwali?
The decorations for Diwali
focus on bright colors. You can achieve this by using bright curtains, cushions, pots, urns, wall
hangings, etc. These wall hangings can be made from wood, ceramic, or sheets and usually
portray a goddess or idol that is important to the Hindu religion. You can also use a florist to get vibrantly colored flowers to
decorate the party area with; the lotus flower, in particular, holds significance for the Diwali
celebration and in its history. Your attire should be of traditional Indian style, such as, saris for
the women and pyjamas for the men.
You can also spice up your party with some cultural entertainment. Indian culture is rich
with different forms of dance, music, and entertainment. You could have a belly dancer, Henna artist, or sitar player there to entertain your guests. These performers can liven up your
party keep your guests entertained.
The Festival of Sweets
Some of the most common food shared at Diwali is sweets; the holiday has even gotten
a second name as the Festival of Sweets. These sweets include gulab jamun, peda, jalebi; if
you have no clue what any of these are hire a caterer or even a cake decorator; they may specialize in cakes, but they will love making a new
sweet. The main course consists of traditional Indian food, like vegetables, rice, and curries.
Need more help in executing this festival of lights and sweets? Hire an event planner to do the work for you! This will
save you time and energy. If you need help finding any type of entertainment or service for your
Diwali celebration, find it here on Gig Salad.