One popular Diwali wish is this: "Fortunate is the one who has learned to admire, but not envy. Good wishes for a joyous Diwali and a Happy New Year with plenty of peace and prosperity." Another commonly popular Diwali wish is: "May this Diwali be as bright as ever."
Diwali wishes include simple greetings, long wishes for prosperity and happiness, and even poems. An example of a simple Diwali wish is: "On Diwali I wanted to send you wishes for a year filled with prosperity, health and lots of fun! Hope you have a Happy Diwali!"
These Diwali wishes can be given verbally in person, sent in an email or text message, or inscribed on creatively designed Diwali greeting cards. These greetings can be presented in many different languages depending on the country of origin of those celebrating.
Most common in India, Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights. Similar to Christmas, it is celebrated once per year by families who participate in traditional rituals and activities at home. Diwali is celebrated by lighting small clay lamps and then enjoying a feast and exchanging treats. Unlike Christmas, it is observed in mid-October. The religions of Jainism and Sikhism also celebrate Diwali.