Diwali Lantern Festival in India

Among the aesthetic customs that Hindus offer, in addition to lights and lamps of various shapes, is to light candles inside dishes and various shapes of pottery, while others throw some lighted boxes into the water and lights, in addition to the distinguished aesthetic paintings prepared with colored rice grains.

It is also customary for people to buy gold during Diwali celebrations, including jewelry, coins and small statues of elephant head Ganesh, but this year the Indian government imposed a new tax on gold imports, which made prices so high that it is no longer affordable for many Indians.

This year, the authorities in India took into account the problem of pollution caused by playing with firecrackers on a large scale and the risks that it causes, which made them work to reduce the number of firecrackers and conduct publicity campaigns in schools and warn parents not to buy fireworks. On the other hand, it was expected that the financial distress would have an impact on this year’s celebrations and on sales related to decorations and decorations related to Eid.

However, despite these concerns about pollution from fireworks on the one hand, and about financial conditions on the other, this did not dampen the enthusiasm of the Indians to celebrate Diwali more than necessary. In the period leading up to the festival, Hindus focused on making sweets with their own hands, and on cleaning their homes and giving them a religious awe to establish prayers for Ganesh and the Hindu goddess. The shops were also in great contact with incoming customers to buy new clothes, gifts for friends and colleagues, and all kinds of lighted decorations for their homes, and the craftsmen had an opportunity to increase the production of the widely popular floor lamps known as “Dias”.


On the night of Diwali, which is an abbreviated name of Deepavali which means ‘row of lanterns’, family members gather to watch the spectacular fireworks displays that go off across the country. Hindu Deepavali is also celebrated in other parts of the world, including Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Nepal and Malaysia, which make it an official holiday.