The Festival of Lights – Diwali is on Monday 24 October 2022.
Retail NZ wishes you a very happy and prosperous Diwali! Just a reminder that while you are out and about shopping for Diwali, please #ShopLocal.
Here is some Diwali trivia for you:
Colloquially known as ‘The Festival of Lights’, Diwali signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and the renewal of life. It is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhist. The festival usually lasts five days marking the start of the Hindu New Year.
During Diwali, people wear their finest clothes, illuminate the interior and exterior of their homes with diyas and rangoli, perform worship ceremonies of Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and wealth, light fireworks, and partake in family feasts, where mithai (sweets) and gifts are shared.