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What is Deepavali?


Deepavali, also called Diwali, is the biggest Indian festival of the year. Deepavali is known as the ‘Festival of Lights’.


When is Deepavali in Singapore?





The Festival of Lights is known as Deepavali (deep - lamp, vali - array) in Singapore.

Despite being mainly observed only by the Indian community, the festival of Deepavali is a gazetted public holiday.







The colourful festival Deepavali marks the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. There is an emphasis on worshipping Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.

  • Many lights and oil lamps are lit on the streets and in houses
  • People visit their relatives and have feasts
  • Fireworks and festivities are an essential part of the occasion
  • Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, is worshipped as the bringer of blessings for the new year


How is Deepavali celebrated in Singapore?





Deepavali is typically marked by a display of lights in the 'Little India' district, which is where the Indian community is mainly located.

Other activities such as bazaars, exhibitions, parades and concerts will also take place in Little India.

As with many other festivals around the world, Deepavali 2021 features new colourful clothes, gifts of sweets and treats. Families come together to worship, greet and eat. There are always fireworks and plenty of festive cheer. The 2021 Deepavali festival may be celebrated differently this year with many Deepavali events now online but we can still share colourful tips on how to get ready to celebrate – from what Indian outfits to buy, to everything you need to know on decorating your house, what Indian food to eat and where to see the best Deepavali lights in town!


What do you give for Diwali Singapore?





Diwali is the festival of light that signifies the victory of good over evil. With exciting Deepavali gifts, people exchange Diwali wishes that enlighten everyone’s life and make relationships stronger.


Here are some gift types to send Diwali gifts to your dear ones on Diwali:


Deepavali Gifts(Gift Baskets, Personalised Gifts, Diwali Cookies etc.)
Diwali Decor(Wall Hangings, Candles, Decorated Diyas etc.)

Diwali Sweets(Chocolates, Dry Fruits, Ladoo etc.)

Deepavali Hamper(Dry Fruits, Snacks Hamper, Fruit Baskets etc.)