A special occasion is being celebrated by the Hindu, Jain and Sikh faiths as we approach the end of the year. This occasion holds a great deal of significance for the people of these faiths. Due to its alignment with the new moon, Diwali is celebrated on different days each year and usually between October and November. This year, the Diwali celebration begins on the 4th of November 2021. The NetFlorist Bunch has put together a range of ‘bright’ Diwali gift ideas to ‘lighten up’ this enormous celebration.
The Significance of Diwali
Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Deepavali’, meaning rows of lighted lamps. It is a festival of prosperity and new beginnings. Diwali celebrates the victory of good over evil or in other words, the triumph of light over darkness.
Diwali in South Africa marks a time for clearing out the old in order to make room for the new. Since Diwali celebration is in alignment with the new moon, it is usually darker than most evenings and many lamps and candles (also known as Diyas) are lit. Relatives and extended families visit each other for hours of laughter and gifting of de-’light’-ful Diwali treats. But for when you can’t meet with family and friends to celebrate, NetFlorist is there to communicate your Diwali wishes. Explore NetFlorist’s extensive (and rather festive) range of Diwali gift hampers online.
A Flowery Diwali Celebration:
It is no surprise that flowers play a major role in ‘brightening’ the captivating Diwali celebrations. Those who observe the occasion often choose to make rangolis from different flower types. Rangolis are essentially abstract flower designs, which often include floral arrangements with carnations, roses and orchids of various colours. Ultimately flowers are used to attract the attention of Goddess Lakshmi.
Gerbera daisies make for amazing gift bouquets for Diwali due to their luminous colours representing the brightness. Gratitude and happiness are expressed through the brightly coloured flowers for the life that is given. NetFlorist has created a ‘blooming’ range of fresh flowers, so choose to send flowers in celebration, to your nearest and dearest!
‘Light’ Up Their Diwali Celebration:
‘Melt’ their hearts with a range of personalised unscented and scented candles. Looking at getting your loved ones feeling spoilt before, during, and after the celebration? Gift them a personalised candle from NetFlorist. If you are leaning towards an alternative bath and body gift, consider our exquisite bath and body gift sets, personalised cosmetic bags and personalised gowns.
Diwali Food and Sweet Treats:
Sharing food dishes is one way to carry on sacred Diwali tradition. Tickle their taste buds with the range of Diwali treats online for delivery, from NetFlorist. Cake and bakes for delivery is always an ideal option. Cake does, after all, make for the ultimate celebration dessert! Choose from NetFlorist’s luxurious range of Château Gâteaux bakes. Flavours include red velvet cake, chocolate cake, or our Swiss carrot cake (and so much more). Luckily, you can always opt for personalised cupcakes or personalised doughnuts if cake really isn’t their thing.
Transport their taste buds to a whole new galaxy with NetFlorist’s modern and inventive edible arrangements. Spoil them with a gift that can offer them both their favourites in a single arrangement, this will surely blow their minds!
The Diwali celebration is a beautiful event that brings together family and friends. Nowadays, seeing their loved ones may be a luxury and life may sometimes get in the way of spending time with your loved ones this Diwali 2021.