Decorating the house for Diwali has always been a tradition in lifestyle blogger Charisma’s home. In this tutorial, she recounts how she and her mom used to decorate the entire house inside and out with Christmas lights and handmade colorful mirrored wall sconces from her Nani & Masi. Apparently last Diwali, she wanted to add her own personal touch to the decorations so she created this centerpiece for the foyer. We think it’s absolutely beautiful and love her vibrant color palette! At about $30, we also love how much oomph it adds while still being wallet friendly!
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT DIWALI
Diwali (also know as Deepavali) is the Hindu “festival of lights” celebrated based on the lunar calendar in October/November every year and is an official holiday in India, Pakistan, Fiji, Guyana, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, and Trinidad & Tobago. The festival, celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists, involves poojas (prayers) in which devotees light diyas (candles), lamps and even fireworks to celebrate and recognize goodness, knowledge, and hope over evil, ignorance and despair.
This Diwali is incredibly special because this international holiday celebrated by over 15% of the world’s population, will be recognized by the USPS for the first time in history with a Diwali “forever stamp” to be sold on October 5 just in time for actual Diwali which falls on October 30 this year.