Diwali: Recipes and Traditions
While originally a Hindu celebration, Diwali, or Deepavali as it is known in southern India, is celebrated by Indians of all religions. Diwali traditions have spread around the world with Indian immigrant communities to places like Singapore, Malaysia, the UK and the United States.
The celebration is spread over five days, with the Diwali festival of lights falling on the third day and coinciding with the new moon. In 2014, Diwali begins on October 23rd.
The Diwali festival is often compared to Christmas celebrations in the West. It is a time for family and friends to gather and exchange small gifts. The holiday is especially notable for the popularity of sweets.
Try these recipes for Diwali. Visit our India page and make a full Indian feast.