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.
Gather your family & friends and try these ideas for making your Festival of Light celebrations special on the 24th October.
Organise to see your family & friends for a Diwali dinner together. You could even do our fun 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.
We're very happy to support Scottish Love in Action (SLA), a charity that fundraises to support vulnerable children in India and helped to build the Light of Love Children's Home and School for homeless children. Since its formation in 1999 SLA has formed partnerships with other grassroots Indian NGOs to help girls living on the streets and activity based programmes to help keep adolescent children in education and give them brighter futures.
Whatever your plans are for Diwali, we hope you enjoy celebrating and wish you all the best luck for the coming year.