Celebrate and rejoice! Deepavali is here with a myriad of diyas, prayers and fireworks in the sky! May the millions of lights bring you enligtment and joy, prosperity and peace! Spread the good wishes to your friends and family by sending them a Diwali ecard.
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What is Diwali?
Diwali is an incredibly important time of year for many people including Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Newar Buddhists. However, as it has become such a popular festival, it is not strictly observed just by those of the faiths listed. Instead, it has become an important festival for many people around the world because of its positive meaning and stunning celebrations.
What does Diwali mean?
The direct translation of the word is ‘row of lights.’ Given that the festival is about light overcoming darkness, the name is a very literal explanation about the Diwali festival. Instead of just one row of lights, Diwali is celebrated by many intricate and beautiful light displays that illuminate homes, streets, and businesses.
What’s this year’s Diwali date?
Much like other popular holidays, this one has a date that changes each year. For 2020, Diwali will fall on Saturday, November 14th. In 2021 Diwali will fall on Thursday, 4th November. Why does the date change? Diwali is celebrated during Kartik, which is a very holy month in Hindu lunar calendar. As Diwali always falls on the 15th day of Kartik, that means the actual date will shift from year to year. If you are unsure when Diwali is each year, it is best to check so that you don’t miss it!
Is it called Deepavali or Dipavali too?
There are alternative ways to spell Diwali that have a deep rooting in the origins of the language. The festival is most commonly referred to as Diwali, but as the word comes from a melding of two root words, “lamp ‘dipa’ and row ‘vali’” it can have several different spellings. This also changes the pronunciation a bit, but each word refers to the same fantastic festival of lights.
Diwali festival traditions
Being that Diwali is a festival of light, gorgeous light displays are a big part of the celebrations. Adorning the insides of their houses with beautiful candles, those who celebrate Diwali create a warm glow throughout their homes. Many light up the outside of their houses as well, creating a magnificent display throughout the streets and lighting up the cities and towns. To make the world even brighter on Diwali, fireworks displays are also popular. These fireworks illuminate the skies adding to the festival-like atmosphere.
In addition to the beautiful light displays, many people offer prayers to the Goddess Lakshmi, who is the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. By praying to Goddess Lakshmi, worshippers are not only asking for material wealth, but a spiritual abundance as well.
In what countries is Diwali celebrated?
While it is traditionally celebrated in India, Diwali is actually celebrated all around the globe. As people travel and begin living in cities and countries far from their country of origin, they bring their traditions with them. This creates the opportunity for festivals like Diwali to be embraced and adopted in communities far and wide. Whether you are celebrating in India, Ireland, or Iceland – Diwali is an amazing chance to remember the importance of bravery and embracing the light in life.
Sending Diwali greetings and Happy Diwali wishes
There are many fun ways to celebrate the festival of lights. One great idea is to send your Diwali wishes in an ecard. Sending a colorful, animated Diwali ecard is a simple way for you to show those in your life that you wish them a happy Diwali full of light. Even better, it’s free and doesn’t require anything but an email address. Forget trekking to the card store and the post office, send your Diwali greetings from the comfort of your home with just a few clicks. Never miss sending your Diwali greetings again and ensure your friends and family get in the Diwali spirit with an ecard.
Diwali ecards help start your celebration
There are many types of Diwali ecards that you can choose from depending on the kind of message you wish to send and the personal taste of the recipient. Each card is designed to reflect the joy and light of the Diwali season, so you really can’t go wrong! Here are a few ideas of who should be on your Diwali card list this year:
- The children in your life – Get the kids excited and show them how important Diwali is with a cute animated ecard. While they may not fully understand the significance of the celebration yet, it’s never too early to get them involved. By sending them a Diwali ecard, you are inviting them to take part in the occasion and ensuring they feel included in the celebration.
- Your friends – Do your friends celebrate Diwali? Even if they have not celebrated Diwali before, there is no time like the present. Show your friends who celebrate that you are thinking of them this Diwali and those who haven’t celebrated how beautiful and important the festival of light can be with an ecard. It’s a great time to reach out to your friends and remind them to focus on the light in their lives.
- Your family – Whether you live near or far, your family deserves a happy Diwali greeting. Send them a Diwali ecard and help them to start celebrating the season. From your siblings to your grandparents, a Diwali ecard is a great choice!
- Anyone in your community – Know someone who is getting ready to celebrate the Diwali festival? Let them know that you’re excited too with an ecard. Whether it’s a local business owner, your child’s teacher, or a friend at the office, share the Diwali spirit with an ecard with a heartfelt Diwali message written inside.
Sending Diwali invitations
Are you planning to have a Diwali celebration? The time is near, so it’s best to send your invitations now! Sending an invitation to your Diwali celebration is simple with ecards. You can fill in all of the details and have your invitations sent straight to your friends and family via their email inbox. Whether you are planning a big celebration or something smaller, make sure you invite those you love to observe this wonderful time of year together!