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Diwali Celebrations 2013

We love this time of year here at Fireworks international! From Halloween to Guy Fawkes, New Year to Diwali celebrations. Yes it may be colder outside but the magical atmosphere that surrounds Autumn & Winter every year is second to none in our opinion.

Yesterday, Sunday 3rd November, saw the exciting festival Diwali light up the streets of city’s across the world as celebrated by millions of Hindu, Sikh and Jains.

What is Diwali?

The word Diwali means ‘rows of lighted lamps’ hence its nickname ‘festival of lights’. Over this holiday many houses, shops and public places are often decorated with small oil lamps called diya, lit to help Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, find her way into people’s homes.

Diwali legends Rama and Sita are also celebrated over Diwali marking Rama’s return to his kingdom after fourteen years of exile. The legend says that Rama fought and won a battle against the demons and the demon king, Ravana and to celebrate his victory people lit their houses to rejoice light over darkness. This concept of light over darkness has gone on to be one of the most important aspects of the festival.

In Britain Diwali is celebrated in mostly the same way as India with spring cleaning, wearing your best or new clothes, the exchanging of gifts, decorating houses with lights and firework displays grand enough to impress even the harsh critics at Fireworks International!

Best fireworks for the Occasion

Diwali is all about being big, bright and bold with a spectacular range of colours and variety. Here’s a few of our best sellers from the Diwali weekend:

What did you get up to this Diwali?

Send us any photos or videos of your Diwali celebrations to info@fireworksinternational.co.uk for the chance to have them featured on our website.