Diwali, the festival of lights, is a symbolic festival of fun, happiness and celebrations. It is also the celebration of sweets. It is a known fact that for any kind of happy event or occasion, sweets are an essential part of the celebrations. Diwali is an occasion to enjoy sweets of different varieties. This festival is a time of exchanging gifts and showering your love and regards to friends, family and relatives.
When we talk about the festival, it is not limited to only lights, lamps and firecrackers. Diwali is associated with some mouth-watering delights as well. Each region of India has its own traditional variety of sweets and mithais made specifically for this festival. Gifting sweets is a way of spreading joy and goodwill among both the givers and the receivers.
Diwali Mithais and sweets are integral to the festival. Every house welcome its visitors with sweets on that day. Gift packs of sweets or sweet hampers are distributed among neighbours, corporates offices, workers in factories, friends, loved ones and expected or unexpected guests at home. Companies gift mithais to their employees, parents send mithais to her married daughters house, elders buy sweets for the younger ones and so on. Sweets shops are in their prime business profits during Diwali. Special sweets are prepared at this time and shared with relatives and friends as Diwali Gifts. All the different varieties of sweets exude wonderful aromas and flavors and enjoyed by the young and the old during Diwali. Most of the sweet dishes are enriched with ghee, dry fruits, nuts and saffron.
Diwali sweets are numerous, but the most common sweet dishes include Gulab Jamun, Kheer, Burfis, Laddus, Ras Malai, Kajukatli, Jalebi, Peda, Soan papdi etc. Indian shops are crammed with beautifully packaged Diwali sweets gifts and gift hampers to send to loved-ones nearby and far away. These sweets depict the joys and happiness of celebrating the festival and giving the recipients the warmest wishes of happiness and enjoyment throughout the festival.