Diwali, popularly known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, is considered to be one of the most important events in the Hindu calendar. The festival is in honour of Rama (Hindu God) who is believed to have returned to his people following a 14-year exile period where he fought and won a battle against Ravana (demon king) and demons. To celebrate his victory over evil, people lit their houses. During Diwali, the goddess of happiness and good fortune, Lakshmi who is a symbol prosperity, wealth and happiness is also worshipped.
When is Diwali Celebrated?
Although Diwali is widely celebrated over a period of five days in most Hindu countries, the festival is often observed in a single day in Canada, although celebrations are spread across the days building up to and around Diwali. The Diwali festival is celebrated in either October or November of each year. This year, the Diwali festival will be observed on Friday, the 1th of November 2024. The festival is often referred to Deepavali/Diwali.
How is Diwali Celebrated?
The festival symbolizes the victory of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness.The Hindu community celebrate the festival by lighting of lamps and fireworks. Traditional clothing is worn during the celebrations and traditional Indian feasts are often prepared and enjoyed with loved ones. You can also enjoy great savings from retailers in celebration of Diwali.
Which Stores have Diwali Sales?
Shop Diwali Deals on groceries and household items at your nearest No Frills, Food Basics, Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore and check out more specials at your local supermarkets. You can also visit your local hardware store for Diwali specials and shop amazing deals on all your Diwali festival essentials.