Diwali Festival of Lights -Food
The Festival last for five days, and each day has a special task or blessing , this year it begins 06:03 on Nov 02, 2021, and ends at 02:44 on Nov 06, 2021.
First day. It is consider good luck to buy metal kitchen utensils, even appliances.
Second day. It is preparation day, and creating “rangoli” geometric designs on the floor or table made of colored sand and flowers.
Third day. This is the Diwali day, house decorated with marigolds, many diya lamps, new clothes, delicious food, and sweets, family prayers to Lakshmi Goddess of Good Luck, and Ganesh. He is widely revered, more specifically, as the remover of obstacles and thought to bring good luck; the patron of arts and sciences; and the deva of intellect and wisdom. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganesha]
Fourth day. Dedicated to give thanks for their work utensils, like a taxi driver will give thanks for his taxi.
Fifth day. Dedicated to praying for the well being of their siblings.
Ingredients you need to make your own authentic creations.
Recipes for traditional Diwali Sweets
Indian Cook Books you might like to try.
Question I am often asked about Diwalli sweets
Q: Why are sweets eaten during Diwali?
A: Diwali is a celebration of good over evil, therefore the making and gifting of sweets reflect the joy and gratitude, and expression of love for one another.