Celebrating Diwali & The Festival Of Light

Written by: James Mace



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With Diwali just over one week away, now is the perfect time to buy and write cards for the festival of light. If you're celebrating this year, we're sharing more about what Diwali means, and how you can celebrate by gifting some great cards to your loved ones for this momentous occasion. 

What Is Diwali & The Festival Of Light?

Falling on Sunday 12th November this year, Diwali is one of the most celebrated and widely recognized festivals in India. It holds great cultural and religious significance for Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs, but its festive spirit and message of light and good conquering evil have garnered admirers from all walks of life.


The event typically falls in October or November, depending on the Hindu lunar calendar, and lasts for five days. The festival's name, "Diwali," is derived from the Sanskrit word "Deepavali," which means "a row of lights." This theme of illumination is central to the celebration, as it symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. 


As the night skies illuminate with a myriad of colours from bursting firecrackers, Diwali truly embodies the essence of hope, positivity, and the triumph of light over darkness. This vibrant festival is a time to renew bonds, express gratitude, and revel in the beauty of life. 

A selection of Diwali greetings cards on a speckled gold and black background.

The Art File Greetings Card Collection

Here at The Art File, we think it's important to offer greeting cards for every occasion. Which is why we have been working with the multi-award-winning designer and founder of Peace & Blessings, Zakera Kali, to license the unique and contemporary ‘Peace & Blessings’ Collection. This collection  has over 65 designs that highlight and celebrate key cultural festivals around the world, such as Diwali. 


Religion is worldwide, and we are absolutely delighted to be able to offer these specialist greeting card designs so people who can share their love and celebration to friends and family worldwide. 

The Diwali Greetings Card Collection