Deepavali Gift List 2019
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Deepavali is a
unique Hindu festival
Deepavali (or Diwali) is the largest Hindu
festival, known as the festival of lights. It is a unique moment for the Indian
community in the country and abroad due to its deep meaning and stunning
beauty. It is a special occasion to spend some precious time with family and
friends at a Deepavali party, enjoy a common meal, wear colourful clothes and
appreciate each other’s company. It is the moment to light some traditional
Deepavali candles and watch them sparkling beautifully at night.
As an important celebration, a Deepavali
party also involves gifting the host family by the guests. It is worth knowing
that Deepavali parties have their own etiquette, connected to Hindu culture.
Gift etiquette in Singapore varies among its many ethnic and cultural groups.
In order to understand each other better, it is important to take a closer look
at Deepavali/ Deepavali gifting traditions.
What to be aware
of at the Deepavali party?
In order to understand the rules and
etiquette of a Deepavali party, it is important to take a closer look at the
Deepavali traditions first. The history of the festival is long and complicated
as it stretches back more than 2500 years. It is also deeply connected to the
Hindu traditions. Its celebrations and legends connected to it vary in
different regions of India. However, Deepavali is not that complicated as it
looks like. You don’t have to learn its entire history to understand its
meaning and symbolism. There are just some general facts you should definitely
Go for colourful clothing
First, as a festival of lights, Deepavali
symbolizes the victory of light over darkness as well as knowledge over
ignorance. For this reason, Deepavali is such a joyful celebration: it is a
moment of love, understanding and hope. It is important as it also regards
clothing. At a Deepavali party, one should abstain from dark clothes. It is
recommended to wear something colourful, bright and shiny, something that
symbolizes light and joy. Choose colours like red, yellow or green. You can
also put on some jewellery and other accessories to adorn your outfit. Don’t
worry, it won’t be too much for Deepavali!
Put your phone
Don’t use your phone or other electronic
devices during the Deepavali party as it might be considered rude. You come to
the party to enjoy the company of your friends, not to be online. If you were
on your phone in front of everyone, it might be considered rude. It is better
to just excuse and leave to give a call if you really need your phone for a
Bring some gifts
When you are invited to a party, you should
bring some gift for the host. You should also give it to your host at the
moment of greeting to show your personal appreciation for being invited. There
are many things you can bring with you, yet it should not be wine: it might be
considered not appropriate. Don’t worry, there are other things you could give
as a present!
- Candles: what could be more appropriate for the festival of lights than candles? Bringing candles with you will be a nice way to show that you understand the Deepavali’s traditions.
- Snacks: sweets (like chocolate or candies), nuts or dried fruits are traditional Deepavali’s snacks and a safe choice for a gift.
- Deepavali gift basket: you can choose the safest way and go for a gift basket with traditional Deepavali’s snacks. It is an easier choice that will definitely satisfy your hosts.