A Festival of Lights.

In preparation for Diwali.

Styling by Lauren Becker for John Lewis.

Styling by Lauren Becker for John Lewis.

The Backstory

Diwali, known as the festival of lights, celebrated by Hindus across the globe, observes the significance of the triumph of light over darkness and the spiritual connotations of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. 

The main festival, Diwali night, falls each year on the darkest night of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. The new moon of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. In the western world (governed by the Georgian calendar) this night falls somewhere between mid-October and mid-November every year. 

This year Diwali will fall on Thursday, 19 October and run through to Monday, 23 October.

A Celebration

Its celebration sees millions of lights shining inside homes and business and outside across streets and rooftops. Hindus use this time to renovate and redecorate their homes and offices. To bring out the finery. It's a time to dress up in their finest clothes and celebrate!

We're going to celebrate with these gorgeous images from our prop stylist, Lauren Becker, for John Lewis.

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