Lights, Diwali, and Sweets:

Diwali is a holiday where all religions and cultures in Indian hold various celebrations, but it is most commonly referred to as the “Festival of Lights”. There are significant events that occurred for the Hindu, Sikh, and Jain religion on this day. It is celebrated by lighting diyas which are small clay pots filled with oil and a cotton string as a sign of good over powering evil and light pervading darkness. We celebrate by putting on lights around our homes, businesses, dressing in new decorative traditional Indian clothes, and giving each other boxes of Indian sweets. It’s a colorful celebration as well as very exciting for all of us and considered to be a great time to start new businesses and other ventures as well.

As we spend weeks preparing the special sweets for Diwali, it is quite a sight to see the entire store here at Punjab Sweets filled with trays and trays of sweets. Boxes are adorned in the front on the tables and the lines get to be so long that the customers actually choose their own sweets and box it themselves! Its definitely a crazy week during Diwali. Looking forward to the big day this year on October 26th.