Diwali is the most spectacular time of the year where diyas and fireworks light up the night’s sky and dispel the darkness around us. To make the celebrations bright and lively we have put together Happy Diwali greetings, Diwali images, gifs, posters, quotes and wishes for you to share with your loved ones.

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Diwali 2020 Date

DaySaturday
Date14th November
Year2020

About Diwali

Diwali is also known as  Diwali or Deepawali. It is the festival of lights. This popular festival lasts for 5 days which is a symbol of light over darkness and victory of good over evil. Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and a few Buddhist all over the world celebrate Diwali. They begin by cleaning and renovating their homes and workplaces. Followed by adorning it with diyas, pretty lights and intricate rangoli designs.

Families celebrate by purchasing firecrackers, sparklers, fireworks and more. Children are so amazed and often love this auspicious festival more than others. Families prepare and share a variety of sweets with their neighbours, friends, colleagues and classmates.

To some, it is believed that the name Diwali is derived from the Sanskrit term which is Deepavali, which means a “row of lights.” They are supposed to be lit during the new-moon to invite the presence of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.


Why Diwali is Celebrated

  • Diwali or Dipavali is celebrated to invite the presence of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth into the homes of Hindus, Sikhs and a few Buddhists who believe. 
  • It is a symbolic tradition of remembering light casts out darkness, intelligence over ignorance as well as good is always victorious over evil. 
  • The religious perform prayers and pujas during this season as they welcome the new year according to the Vikrama calendar.

5 Special Days of Diwali

1 DhanterasFri, 13th November 2020
2Chhoti Diwali/Narak ChaturdashiSat, 14th November 2020
3Badi Diwali/ Lakshmi PujanSun, 15th November 2020
4Govardhan PujaMon, 16th November 2020
5Bhai Duj/Bhau BeejTue, 17th November 2020

1. Dhanteras

Dhanteras, also known as Dhanatrayodashi. It is the first day of the Diwali celebrations. The celebrations begin on the thirteenth lunar day of Krishna Paksha in the Hindu calendar month. Dhanteras is a festival which is celebrated with Lakshmi Puja. It is a special kind of puja or worship which is performed in the evenings when clay lamps called diyas are lit. Devotional songs are played to Goddess Lakshmi and are sung. Traditional sweets are prepared in advance and are offered to the Goddess.

Hindus on this day consider it as extremely auspicious to make new purchases. This is especially with regards to gold, silver and new utensils. It is believed that a new “Dhan” known as wealth or some form of precious metal is a sign of good luck. Nowadays it has come to be known as the most auspicious occasion for buying gold, silver and other metals especially kitchenware, appliances and automobiles.

2. Chhoti Diwali/Narak Chaturdashi

It is the auspicious day which falls on Chaturdashi, the14th day of the Krishna Paksha in the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar month of Kartik. It is considered as the second day of Diwali. Some know it as Chhoti Diwali others know it as Narak Chaturdashi. It is believed that a demon was killed on this day by a Hindu god “Krishna”.

The day begins early where Hindus wake up very early to perform rituals known as puja and it continues throughout the day. It is known as Choti Diwali which means small  Diwali as it precedes the bigger festival celebration. Which is the main spectacle. This is the day where traditional sweets and delicacies are made in preparation for the day of big celebrations that follows.

In Goa, Narkasurs which are portrayed to be demons made from a steel skeleton wrapped in paper mache and stuffed with hay are burnt. Symbolizing the destruction of the evil one. Prizes and competitions are held for the largest and most creative Narkasurs.


3. Badi Diwali/ Lakshmi Pujan

This is the main day which is celebrated by Hindus, some call it Badi Diwali. It is also known as Lakshmi Pujan day, where prayers are offered to her as the goddess of wealth and prosperity. On this day, family and relatives gather together to worship, recite prayers and sign to Lakshmi. After the session is over, the Hindus then take blessings. This is then followed by eating the traditional sweet delicacies prepared the previous day, meeting friends, families, relatives and neighbours. Greeting them a happy and prosperous Diwali as well as exchanging gifts and sweets.

Homes are adorned with pretty little diyas placed in rows together as well as intricate rangoli patterns. Children play with sparklers and families get together to watch fireworks light up the night sky. Streets are filled with light and it is a beautiful sight to see. 

4. Govardhan Puja

Govardhan Puja is one of the many Hindu festivals celebrated on the 4th day of Diwali. It is the day in which the Hindus prepare and offer a large assortment of an array of fresh vegetarian food. The food is placed as tiers and offered to the idol which is supposed to represent Krishna as a sign of gratitude towards him. It is a sign that devotees will be able to seek refuge when they ask for his help.

This day is also celebrated by married couples. Strengthening the bond between wife and husband. On some occasions where husbands shower their wives with gifts. In some cases, newlyweds are invited by their parents to their house for a family meal and shower gifts on the newly married couple.

5. Bhai Duj/Bhau Beej

The last and final day of Diwali is celebrated as Bhau Beej also known as Bhai Duj. The festival is celebrated on the second lunar day of Shukla Paksha as part of the Vikram Samvat calendar. Here siblings bond together by gifting each other. Some brothers also travel to their sister’s home where gifts are exchanged. The sister adores her brother’s forehead with vermillion.


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Happy Diwali Wishes

For this special five day occasion, we have the best Deepawali wishes. These happy Diwali greetings and Diwali wishes in English are free to use. Share this message as a note on presents when exchanging. Or as wishing on cards, WhatsApp messages, SMS or notes to near and dear ones.

May the festival of lights brighten your hearts with love and happiness as they brighten your home. Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali. May we protect the environment as we celebrate a green Diwali with Diyas and eco-friendly lighting

May this Diwali illuminate your life as the festival of light overcomes darkness. Happy Diwali

Sending you lighthearted and warm wishes as you celebrate the festival of lights. Happy Diwali

May the light of life never flicker or wither away. Happy Diwali

May this Diwali glow and bring prosperity to your life. Happy Diwali

May this Diwali spark a bright light in your heart and be filled with hope and prosperity. Happy Diwali

Wishing you and your family filled with bright light, love and laughter

May this Diwali be as sweet as the treats you eat. Happy Diwali

May this Diwali fill you with wonder and awe as you dwell in a place of light and sweetness


Happy Diwali Quotes

Looking for heartfelt quotes to share this happy Diwali? We have a series of short Diwali quotes, messages, happy Diwali greetings and more. Continue reading to find out your favourites. You can choose to share the same with your loved ones on this auspicious day as well as read them to light up your life.

May this Deepawali bring you a cracker of happiness, sweetness in your life and sparkle hope.

May this Diwali bring you hope, happiness and prosperity to you and your family

Wishing you a blissful life decorated with lights and love this Deepawali

Wishing you a million of light occasions filled with happiness, friendship, loyalty and prosperity

Happy Diwali! May this day be filled with fantastic lights and happiness


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