Diwali | Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Diwali is a special time of year for millions of Hindus, but the holiday welcomes people of all backgrounds. Diwali is derived from dipavali, the Sanskirt word for “row of lights”, and is named for the clay lamps that symbolize the victory of light over darkness. Diwali’s exact date is determined by a lunar calendar — this year, the feast begins on Thursday, November 4th.

Traditional Diwali fare is mostly vegetarian and punctuated by warm, rich spices. That means five days of incredible Indian dishes like poha (flattened rice) and fried foods such as samosas and pakoras. Just be sure to leave room for classic Diwali desserts like ladoo. Made with fruits, nuts, seeds, sugar, and ghee, these golden spheres are not to be missed.

Not sure where to begin? Start with these bright, sweet, and snackable recipes for a most delicious Diwali:

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