Happy Diwali! Send a Diwali photo card friends and family will love. Add your own greeting and everyone’s names. It’s so easy to order: add your own text and photo, then download and print yourself!
This year, Diwali is celebrated on Saturday, November 14, 2020.
To make sure your Diwali photo cards arrive to international family, you should mail them by October 24, 2020.
Some fun facts for Diwali:
- Diwali is a national holiday in India, Trinidad & Tobago, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Guyana, Surinam, Singapore, Malaysia and Fiji.
- Diwali is the beginning of the financial year for Indian businesses.
- Diwali marks the end of the harvest season in the country.
- The name ‘deepavali’ is a Sanskrit word and means ‘row of lights’.
- A scientific reason for celebrating Diwali with firecrackers is that the fumes of crackers kill the harmful insects of the rainy season.
- There is a legend behind why people gamble on Diwali. It is said that on this day, the goddess Parvati had played dice with her husband, Shiva. She then declared that whoever would gamble on the night of Diwali would be ensured good fortune and prosperity all throughout the year.
- Different states have different types of rangolis indigenous to them. For instance, in Bihar, there is a certain type of Rangoli where the footsteps of the Goddess Lakshmi are drawn on the doorstep. The toes point towards the door, signifying her entry into the house.
- The biggest Diwali celebration outside of India is hosted by the English city of Leicester.