New Delhi:  Diwali or Deepavali is an auspicious and the most important festival for Hindus across the globe. Diwali is celebrated on the day of new moon or ‘amavasya’. This festival is also known as the festival of lights and is celebrated in countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal and Malaysia. People in India decorate their home with lights and ‘diyas’ or earthen-lamps as part of the tradition.

However, it is not just the lamps and diyas. Diwali is also known for the sweets that people offer to each other. Sweets or ‘mithai’ is the most important ingredient for the festival that India and Indians all over celebrates.

While Indians gear up to celebrate Diwali, another part of the world, on the other hand, is prepping up to celebrate Halloween, a festival which is celebrated in America on the 31st of October. Halloween originated from Celtic harvest festivals particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain which later was Christianized and widely known as Halloween now-a-days.

Halloween is celebrated the evening before the Christian holy days of All Hallows’ Day. Kids, on this day, dress-up in frightening masks and costumes and children go out for trick and treat from house to house in their neighbourhood. People also celebrate this festival by carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns and also organise costume parties. People also decorate their houses in way which gives an haunting appearance and also watch horror films on Halloween.

Let’s celebrate this festive season with some food items to try this Diwali and Halloween, some delicious sweets and some repulsive food. To get an idea see the images of these delicious, mouth-watering preparations:

Sweets to die for this Diwali:

1. Gulab Jamun

 Gulab Jamun


2 Motichoor Ladoo

Motichoor Ladoo

3 Milk Peda/Doodh Peda

Milk Peda/Doodh Peda

4 Barfi


5 Kalakand



Food items to try on Halloween:

1 Childbirth Strawberry Cake

Childbirth Strawberry Cake

2 Witch’s Finger Cookies  

Witch’s Finger Cookies     

3 Zombie Brain Jello Shots

Zombie Brain Jello Shots

4 Raspberry Jello Worms on a Bed of Chocolate Doughnut Crumbs

Raspberry Jello Worms on a Bed of Chocolate Doughnut Crumbs

5 Toddler Toddy Punch

Toddler Toddy Punch

Wish you a very Happy Diwali and don’t forget the trick or treat this Halloween!

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