Diwali, also known as the 'Festival of Lights', starts on 5th November and lasts for 5 days. Although it's commonly considered a Hindu festival, it is celebrated across the world by multiple faiths. The festival marks victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.
To celebrate, brighten your home with our range of lighting and candles, treat family and friends with carefully chosen gifts and prepare a delicious feast with mouth-watering recipes.
Diwali, which translates as ‘row of lights’, is a Hindu festival also celebrated in Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism. Wednesday 7 November, the third day, is the highlight of Diwali when candles and lights are lit to symbolise good overcoming evil. In the evening and night people celebrate with food and fireworks.
Preparing your home
In preparation for the festivities it is custom to first clean then house, then decorate it with Rangoli, coloured rice assembled into patterns on the floor. Make light work of the cleaning with our vacuum cleaners and mops. Cordless vacuum cleaners are great for reaching the top corners of rooms. It’s often overlooked, but if you’re wondering how to clean a carpet then it’s simple – just get yourself a carpet cleaner and visit our handy guide. Impress your family and friends with a home refresh - we have plenty of home ideas to inspire and advise you how to get a modern, coordinated and refreshing décor. And be true to the spirit of Diwali by transforming your home into a beacon of light. We have lights for all areas, including floor lamps, novelty lights, outdoor lights. If you’re seriously looking to modernise, try smart lighting.
Top picks for gifts
Diwali is a time for generosity and exchanging gifts so spoil your loved ones. Our jewellery ranges feature bright and sparky trinkets to dazzle and amaze for both men and women. Watches always go down a treat and, as they stay on the wrist all day, serve as a reminder of the gift giver. Our clothing range has something for all ages and it can’t hurt to stock up each other’s autumn/winter wardrobes, especially as the weather cools down. Jumpers are cardigans are always a great, long-lasting and personal gift. Board and card games make super gifts and encourage fun for the family, especially if they feel the Gods will give them a competitive edge! If you have a big family check out our toys offers, for great savings on a wide variety of energy-sapping toys.
You’re good to go
There's no question that getting all the arrangements, preparations, logistics and gifts together for such a big event can be chaotic. At Argos we understand that and have worked hard to bring together tips, inspiration and products (not to mention Fast Track delivery) to help you along the way.