Let the Diwali celebrations begin
What is Diwali?
Diwali symbolises the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.”
Diwali is the festival of lights, which is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists in spring in the southern hemisphere. Light is a metaphor of consciousness. During the celebration, temples, homes, shops and office buildings are brightly illuminated.
Diwali expands over a five day period in the following order:
Dhanteras: Start of Diwali and a day dedicated to cleaning to Welcome Goddess Lakshmi. To celebrate Dhanteras, people traditionally buy gold and new kitchen utensils.
Naraka Chaturdasi/Choti Diwali: Known as ‘Little Diwali’. Coloured artwork ‘Rangoli’ is created in doorways and courtyard of homes along with the opening of fire crackers.
Diwali: Placement of lights and lamps across households.
Preparing your home for Diwali
Hosting dinner at your place? Head to the experts at Habitabia, Myer and David Jones to give your home decor a refresh. Whether it's a few new pillows and a throw or updating the whole house, they are there to help.
If you are preparing to cook up a storm, head to Country Growers for your fresh produce and Green Valley Spices for your herbs and spices. And you can't go past the reliable Woolworths and Coles for all of the essentials to impress any foodie.
Celebrate in style
Need a new outfit for Diwali celebrations? You have come to the right place! For the perfect smart casual look head to Witchery and Myer, and for the more formal occasions, you can't go past Saba and Sheike. And top off the perfect outfit with the perfect accessories from Mimco.
Hair and beauty
Compliment your outfit with right hairstyle from Mes Cheveux or Hair Crew & Co, and the perfect make up look from Mecca or Sephora. And if you are really feeling like a day of pampering head to Pearl Nails or Spa Moments for a manicure and pedicure if you are wearing open toe shoes.