Diwali, the ‘Festival of Lights’ is one of the most celebrated festivals in the world. It is a five-day festival (2nd-6th November 2021), with the main celebrations happening on the third day. Diwali translates literally as ‘row of lamps’ and is a celebration of the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. There is an emphasis on worshipping Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.
The festival sees its largest gatherings and celebrations in India, but Hindu communities across the globe join in the celebrations. And so do we in Singapore! This year, however, with the coronavirus pandemic and various lockdown restrictions, celebrations will likely be smaller.
British colonial center table with marble top dressed up for Diwali.
Here are a few things to do in preparation of Diwali: Clean the house, decorate, make sweets, light the lanterns and go shopping! For all shopaholics, this is the time of year for guilt free shopping spree. Check out what’s new in our store and you might want to add a little more spark to the festival of lights with some new furniture or accessories!
Naturally at Past Perfect, having strong ties with India, every year again we are excited about Diwali. This year we dressed up one of our center tables with beautiful lanterns and candle holders from Good Earth.
While decorating, the emphasis is always placed on the entrance of the home to create a welcoming aura for family members and friends visiting and of course to draw in the Goddess.
Check out the Alaia Brass Lantern that comes in large and small sizes so you can have a beautiful composition of candle holders for your Diwali décor. The silvered or gold shimmering votives are perfect to light a tea light on your dining table during your Diwali feast or as sparkling decoration in any corner of a room.
Exchanging gifts is a common practice. Corporate houses gift their employees customised Diwali gifts. At home, sweets and handmade snacks and lovely gifts are exchanged with the neighbours and friends.
Here is wishing you a Happy Diwali.
May this Diwali light up new dreams, fresh hopes, undiscovered avenues, different perspectives, everything bright & beautiful and fill your days with pleasant surprises and moments.