The Best Diwali Home Decoration Ideas
Tuesday, 2 November 2021
Diwali, from the Sanskrit word Deepavali, is the Indian festival of lights taking place on Thursday 4th November 2021.
The festival – which usually takes place between mid-October and mid-November during the Hindu month of Kartika but changes date each year – is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains and symbolises the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. Diwali celebrates Rama's defeat of the evil spirit Ravana and his triumphant return to his home.
Celebrations take place over five days (2nd-6th November 2021), with the third day regarded as the main day.
The five-day festival is as follows:
1. Dhanteras (Day of fortune)
2. Choti Diwali (Day of knowledge)
3. Diwali (Day of light)
4. Padwa (New Year)
5. Bhai Duj (Day of love between siblings)
There are some traditions and rituals that typically take place during Diwali. In Diwali festival tradition, communities in India are lit up with shimmering lights and bright colours using string lights, candles, oil lamps, crafts and, of course, Rangoli; colourful floor designs made of flower petals, rice or sand.
The home truly sparkles too, with living spaces decorated with lights and small oil lamps (known as diya). Fireworks are also an essential part of the occasion, and again, lights and oil lamps are lit on the streets.
Meanwhile, people visit their relatives and have feasts, with an array of sweet treats and savoury snacks on offer.
Are you looking for some Diwali decorations to for your home or gift ideas? Take a look at some of the best ones below as featured in House Beautiful (click the pictures to be taken straight to their websites)...
1. Diwali Henna Inspired Tea Lights
2. Diwali Garland
3. Firework Biscuit Baking Kit
4. Diwali Diya Set of 10 with Wax Clay Diyas Indian Pooja Oil Lamp
5. Personalised Diwali Centrepiece Wooden Box
6. Personalised Diwali Oreo Gift Box
7. 52 Ft Gold Hanging Lights
8. Personalised Freestanding Sign with Geometric Tealight Holder
9. Diwali Rangoli Candle Gift