80 Diwali Greetings and Wishes to Bring Light to Your Loved Ones

Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights or Deepavali, is celebrated in homes and communities in India and around the world by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists, Sindhis, and others who just enjoy the spirit of the honored tradition. It takes place in the Hindu month of Kartik, which tends to fall around October or November. This year, the biggest day of Diwali falls on November 12, 2023, but the holiday itself is celebrated for five days starting on November 9. Those who celebrate the holiday will light lamps called diyas, enjoy traditional Diwali sweets, and exchange happy Diwali wishes and greetings with loved ones.

Diwali symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and good over evil, and it also marks a time for starting anew. It's common to give Diwali gifts to family and friends, share positive messages through Diwali captions, and send holiday well wishes. Similar to lucky New Year’s colors, people celebrate the festival by bringing vibrant hues into their homes — decorating with intricate patterns called rangoli that are made from materials such as colored powder, rice flour, and flower petals. In addition to putting up Diwali decorations, people will also give themselves a fresh start by cleaning their homes and hosting get-togethers. To convey blessings, good intentions, and love, here are 80 ideas for what to say during Diwali to those who celebrate.

To learn more about other Hindu holidays, check out our guides to Holi, Krishna Janmashtami, and Dussehra wishes.

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Diwali Wishes

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  • Wishing you a Diwali that's as sweet as the treats you'll eat to celebrate it.

  • Sending you a Diwali wish filled with hope, positivity, and the promise of brighter days ahead.

  • May the light of the festival guide you through challenging times.

  • May the bonds of family and community grow stronger, and may we emerge from this time stronger than before.

  • Have a joyful Diwali!

  • Wishing you happiness this Diwali.

  • May your Diwali be full of fun and light.

  • I hope all your wishes come true this Diwali.

  • I wish for Deepavali's light to brighten your day this Diwali.

  • Hoping Diwali brings warmth and peace to your life.

  • May your Diwali be filled with laughter.

  • May Diwali bring enough light to banish the darkness from your life.

  • Hoping Diwali brings health, wealth, and happiness to you.

  • Wishing you and your family a beautiful Diwali.

  • Wishing you a safe and peaceful Diwali celebration!

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  • May the warmth of the festive lights of Diwali brighten our hearts and bring us comfort.

  • This Diwali, let's find solace in the traditions that remind us of our resilience and strength.

  • May your year be as colorful and joyful as the Diwali colors.

  • Hoping your Diwali is divine.

  • May you have a blessed Diwali!

  • Wishing you a year as bright and exciting as the Diwali fireworks!

  • May this Diwali mark the start of a happy and prosperous year for you.

  • This Diwali, let's cheers to a new year full of positivity.

  • I hope you have a beautiful Diwali.

  • I hope this Diwali is the start of a year where all of your dreams come true.

  • May this Diwali be the start of a fortuitous year.

  • May the lights of Diwali burn away your problems.

  • Wishing you a glowing Diwali!

  • Wishing you a warm, cozy, and bright Diwali.

  • Hoping Diwali ushers in a joyful and sweet year for your entire family!

Diwali Greetings

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  • Hoping this year's Diwali celebration is full of peace and light.

  • Have a happy Diwali!

  • I hope this year's Diwali is as bright as you are.

  • Have a blessed Diwali celebration!

  • Enjoy this year's Diwali!

  • May Lakshmi bless you this year.

  • Wishing you a jubilant Diwali celebration.

  • May Diwali mark the start of a fortunate year in your life.

  • I hope your Diwali is lit!

  • Wishing you wealth and wisdom this Diwali.

  • May good triumph over evil, on Diwali and every day after.

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  • Best wishes for a joyous Diwali filled with love and happiness.

  • Have a safe and happy new year!

  • I hope your year continues to be as bright as the Diwali lights.

  • Hoping this year's Diwali banishes all the darkness from your world.

  • May this Diwali bring you the blessings that are meant for you.

  • Hoping Deepavali's light is always there to brighten your days.

  • May the lights of Diwali usher in a bright new year.

  • May this Diwali mark the beginning of a year filled with opportunity.

  • Wishing you a year that's as dazzling as the Diwali lights.

  • Have a prosperous and happy Diwali!

  • Wishing you a colorful, cheerful Diwali with your loved ones.

  • May the Diwali rangolis add more colors to your life this year.

  • Embrace Diwali as a positive, new start.

  • We wish you a joyous Diwali, and a happy new year!

Happy Diwali Wishes

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  • May your heart glow as bright as the diya lights of this Diwali.

  • May you be overjoyed by the blessings Lakshmi bestows upon you this year.

  • Happy Diwali!

  • Shubh Deepavali!

  • Wishing you the happiest of Diwalis this year.

  • May the lights of Diwali guide you on your path.

  • Wishing you a Diwali full of your favorite people and treats.

  • May your Diwali be as luminous as the lights to celebrate it.

  • Here's to hoping diya lights guide you to a happy path this year.

  • I hope you are overjoyed and fulfilled by this year's Diwali festivities.

  • May this Diwali mark the beginning of a joyous year for you and yours.

  • Wishing you a fresh start this Diwali!

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  • Carry the light of Diwali with you, and remember it on your darkest days this year.

  • Here's to hoping this year's Diwali is sweet and full of light.

  • May this year's Diwali leave both your heart and stomach full.

  • This Diwali, remember that shadows pass, but there will always light to be found.

  • I hope this year's Diwali is filled with wisdom and laughter.

  • Sending you warm wishes this Diwali!

  • May this new year bring everything you deserve and more.

  • Wishing you a Diwali that ushers in a new year of hope.

  • As you celebrate Diwali, remember how much you are loved.

  • I hope this year's Diwali brings smiles as bright and luminous as the lights you celebrate with.

  • I hope your Diwali is warm and full of all your favorite things.

  • Focus on the light this year, not the dark.

  • May this year's Diwali leave you in good spirits.

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