We’ve been celebrating the Diwali day here at Mooi with a feast of macaroons (very dangerous habit to get into) and lighting up lovely candles at the shop….
If you’re new to Diwali we’ll give you a little insight of this beautiful day in Indian tradition.
The literal meaning of ‘Diwali’ in Sanskrit is ‘a row of lamps’. The most popular tradition of Diwali is filling little clay lamps with oil and wick and lighting them in rows all over the house. Even today, the tradition projects the rich and glorious past of our country and teaches us to uphold the true values of life.
Diwali has many legends and religious accounts associated with it. Lights and diyas are lit to signifying the driving away of darkness and ignorance, as well as the awakening of the light within ourselves. It is the perfect time for family gatherings, foods, celebrations and pooja. Goddess Laxmi plays a major role in this festival, as do Ram and Sita. This autumn festival is a five-days celebration, of which each one has its own significance…
Lovely isn’t it?
And if you want to get into the spirit of the Diwali day feel free to pop over for tea and some delicious Ladureé macaroons with us