Diwali is an important celebration in India, marking the beginning of the Hindu calendar with a combination of twinkling lights, a rainbow of colours and indulgent feasts.
Diwali (or Dipawali) directly translates into "Rows (avail) of clay lamps (deepa)" and the embracing of this light over darkness symbolises age-old legends of good triumphing over evil.
It is also a time to come together and celebrate connections with family and friends, and enjoy many food creations from the Indian subcontinent.
With fireworks displays cancelled and gatherings of family & friends on hold this year, why not try these other ideas for making your Festival of Light celebrations special on Saturday 14th November.
We're very happy to support Scottish Love in Action, a charity that fundraises to support vulnerable children in India. They have organised a special Diwali Dinner Pack, so that you can create your own light filled Diwali Dinner and raise funds at the same time! Register now for your Diwali Dinner Pack.
Organise your family & friends to having a Diwali dinner online! Use Zoom or Google Meet, and still see your favourite faces and share a meal together. You could even do our Diwali Quiz and see who knows the most about this festival!
Take a look at our Easy Indian Feast menu, and create a wonderfully delicious & yet simple spread of dishes. Perhaps you could make extra and drop it off at a friend's place to then enjoy on your Zoom together?
Whatever your plans are for Diwali, we hope you enjoy celebrating and wish you all the best luck for the coming year.