Tradition of Gifting Sweets in Diwali
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.
Diwali sweets are integral to the festival. Every house welcome its visitors with sweets on that day. Gift packs of sweets or sweet hampers or gift hamper are distributed among neighbours, corporates offices, workers in factories, friends, loved ones and expected or unexpected guests at home. Special sweets are prepared at this time and shared with relatives and friends as Diwali Gifts. 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.