排灯节(Diwali Festival),在印度、尼泊尔是非常重要的全国性节日,庆祝“以光明驱走黑暗,以善良战胜邪恶”。今年的排灯节庆祝从11月5日开始,11月9日结束,为期5天,11月7日是正日子。

这个节日对于印度教徒的意义,相当于圣诞节对于基督教徒的意义、农历新年对中国人的意义。由于它的重要地位和隆重庆祝仪式,很多对印度稍有了解的“外人”甚至将其误认为是印度新年。

全世界很多国家如印度、斐济、新加坡、马来西亚、尼泊尔,以及有大量印度人聚居的地方如加拿大、美国、英国、南非以及新西兰都会庆祝排灯节。

一般庆祝日程是这样的:

01第一天(11月5日,2018)

纪念财富之神Lakshmi,在印度某些地方则是纪念死神Yamaraj。人们为了迎接神祇入门,会进行大扫除,并上街添购新餐具、装饰品。相传财富之神Lakshmi最爱干净,如果房子太脏,她连看都不会看,财运也就飞了。

02第二天(11月6日,2018)

天神Krishna打败恶魔Narakasura,将天下众生从恐惧忧虑中解放出来,所以这一天开始燃放大量的烟花爆竹以示驱走邪恶。

03第三天(11月7日,2018)

排灯节的正日子,也是庆祝活动最隆重的一天。人们恭迎天神Lakshmi,女士们会穿上印度传统裙装sari,男士们则穿上kurthas。百姓穿上新衣、商人换新帐本,象征新生活的开始。还有一项重要仪式是祈求财富之神 Lakshmi的护佑,虽然排灯节期间印度的公司都放假了,但这一天股市会有一小时的特别交易,以作为呈献给Lakshmi的礼物。

04第四天(11月8日,2018)

光明统治的第一天,全家聚在一起共享天伦。

05第五天(11月9日,2018)

节日的最后一天,属于姐妹的日子,兄弟们会带着礼物到姐妹家中拜访。

所以下个星期联系不上你的印度客人很正常,他们过节去了!

可以发给客人的短信祝福如下:

May the occassion bring great happiness, good health, fortune and prosperity for you and all in your family. Wish you a Happy Diwali!


May all your dreams come true, And Lakshmi be with your family, May the season usher in only joy for you,Here I wish you a Shubh Deepavali!


May the beauty of Deepavali fill your home with happiness, and may the coming year provide you with everything that brings you joy!


May the light of the diyas guide you on the way to happiness and success. Happy Diwali to you and your family!


May this Diwali not only your house light up but also your spirit, dreams, and hope. May Lord bless you with health and happiness and all your ventures fulfilled. Wishing you and family a very Happy Diwali!


May you all attain full inner illumination! May the supreme light of lights enlighten your understanding! May you all attain the inexhaustible spiritual wealth of the Self! May you all prosper gloriously on the material as well as spiritual planes!


May the warmth and splendor, that are a part of this auspicious occasion, fill your life with happiness and bright cheer, and bring to you joy and prosperity, for the whole year.


Hoping this Diwali turns out to be an extra special one for you and your dear ones and may success be always with you.


Wishing you and your family a bombastic Diwali!!! Have loads of fun and loads of masti!! Happy Diwali!!


On this festival of light, I pray that your happiness is multiplied and your sorrows divided. May this auspicious festival bring you and your family health, wealth and success. Happy Diwali.


A festival full of sweet childhood memories,

A sky full of lights,

Mouth full of sweets,

And heart full of joy.

Wishing You All A Very Happy Diwali!