Happy Diwali 2018 India is a land of festivals and in our previous article we have also talked about the most popular Indian Festivals. If you missed the article you must check it out. People of various culture and religion live in India and they have their own traditions. Diwali (Deepavali ) is one of the most popular festivals of India. This festival marks the victory of good over darkness and evil. It is celebrated every year in the autumn season. It falls in the month of October or November. Are you curious to know Deepavali / Diwali date for 2018. You can check the Diwali date for 2018 below:–
Diwali Date in 2018: 7 November 2018
This year the festival of Deepavali falls on 7th of November 2018 in India.
Happy Diwali 2018: Deepavali Celebrations
Deepavali is a festival of lights. People keep waiting for this festival for the whole year as this is one of the most popular festivals of India. People decorate their house and sorroundings with earthern diyas and fancy lights. All the houses are decorated and lightened up with colourful lights and bulbs. All the cities looks so beautiful and there is light and happiness all around. People distribute sweets and gifts among the neighbours. They greet and wish Happy Diwali to each other. Everyone wears new clothes and gets dressed up for the Diwali pooja. Each family gets prepared and offer their prayings to Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi.
Before the festival of Diwali, also known as Deepavali, people clean and renovate their houses. Houses are being white washed. Children are very excited and help their parents in the cleaning of the house. Ladies go to the market to shop for Diwali. Shopkeepers start selling diwali decorative items like diyas, candles, lights, lamps about a month before Diwali. Children buy their favourite lights and lamps. Floating candles are also available in the market. Markets observe a lot of rush due to the festive season. People pray to God Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and prosperity.
Children are excited for crackers and they never forget to buy crackers for Deepavali. Ladies make beautiful Diwali Rangoli designs outside the main entrance of the home and then put diyas around the Diwali Rangoli designs. Children eat sweets and run out of their houses to burn crackers with their friends and neighbours. Everyone is happy and you can easily notice smiling faces all around. Parents are busy in exchanging gifts and sweets with neighbours and relatives nearby. After that the ladies cook tasty dishes in home for their family. Safety is must while burning crackers because a little mistake can lead to a big problem.
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Why is Diwali Celebrated in India?
The Story Behind Deepavali Festival: The festival of Diwali falls about 18 days after the Dussehra Festival. It is believed in Hindu mythology that Diwali festival is celebrated so as to mark the return of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita with Lakshmana ji in Ayodhya. Rama and Sita were sent to jungle for 14 years (Vanvaas). And Lord Rama wins over the evil Ravana and returns back in Ayodhya. So, on the occasion of their returning back complete Ayodhya nagri was being decorated with earthern diyas and candles. Ayodhya became more beautiful and everyone was happy with the return of Lord Rama and Sitaji after 14 years of Vanvaas. Since then this festival is celebrated very year in the month of Autumn season. Jains also celebrate this day as it marks the final liberation of Mahavira. In the Diwali Puja people pray to God for their prosperity and good health and offer sweets and mewas to God. Diwali is a festival which is celebrated in all the houses whether they are rich or poor, this doesn’t matter.
So, this was all about Diwali, the festival of lights. Holidiwalifestivals.com wishes you a happy and prosperous Diwali. Have a safe Diwali with your family.