The month of November has fallen upon us. That means it’s time to celebrate Diwali, India’s biggest and brightest holiday of the year. Light up and decorate your house with diyas (oil lamps that are usually made from clay) and rangoli (decoration drawn on the floor or the entrances of homes and meant to bring good luck, prosperity, and to welcome guests), and dress in your finest clothing. Celebrate with your loved ones and indulge in various Diwali sweets during the festival of lights. Curious to know which desserts made our top ten? Keep on reading!
What is Diwali?
Diwali is India’s most important holiday of the year. It is a festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists, notably Newar Buddhists. Its name originates from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that they illuminate at the exterior of their homes. This signifies the light that protects them from spiritual darkness. Diwali usually lasts for five days. On the third day, families gather for Lakshmi puja, a ritual to send prayers to Goddess Laskhimi for prosperity and wealth. They end the night with fireworks and delicious feasts.
In Canada, Diwali is celebrated among South Asians, businesses and organizations each year. Being a multicultural society, there are companies that host corporate Diwali dinners, whereas some communities organize festivals featuring a beautiful display of fireworks.
What are the special sweets that are associated with the holiday?
Let’s look into the list of Diwali sweets.
Now that you’ve taken a look at the various and delicious Indian desserts, it’s time to get ready for Diwali! Go ahead and search for some local Indian sweets. Diwali is a time for celebration as it is a symbol of hope and happiness. Enjoy the festival of lights and Happy Diwali!
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