Deepavali Celebration in Little India

This post is to share moments I captured to showcase the Deepavali Celebration in Little India, Singapore. Every time, when I visit Little India, there are many moments to capture. The vibrant colours, events, and street views make me cheerful.

Deepavali Celebration in Little India
Deepavali Celebration in Little India

During these few weeks when I visit this cultural district of Singapore, I was lucky to watch how people are preparing for the Diwali festival. This year Diwali falls on October 24th. But, from around September, the streets of Little India were decorated and people were rushing in buying items for the festival.

Deepavali Celebration in Little India

Therefore, I could capture moments to share how Little India is decorated for Deepavali celebrations. Other than decorations, I couldn’t ignore the crowded markets that sell colourful decorative items.

Deepavali Celebration in Little India

What is Deepavali?


Also known as Diwali or the Festival of Lights, Deepavali is a major festival celebrated by Indians. According to Wikipedia, Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs celebrate this festival. Usually, this celebration falls between mid-October and mid-November. Kartika is the Hindu lunisolar month when the Deepavali festival is celebrated.


The Deepavali celebration in Little India

In Singapore, Little India is the place where anyone can glimpse Indian culture. Although it is best to visit at night to experience Diwali lights and decorations, I tried my best to capture moments during the daytime. Other than lights, you cannot ignore the lively bazaars and markets when you visit Little India during this festive period.


Flower Garlands and decorative items

I could notice huge flower garlands for sale along Campbell Lane. Jothi Store & Flower Shop is one of the popular flower shops in Little India. There are flower garlands for sale where anyone can easily find festive decorative items.

Deepavali Celebration in Little India
Artificial flower garlands
Campbell Lane flower garlands
Artificial flower garlands

Little India is always colourful. This is why I previously shared a post about colours of Little India. You will agree with me. This Diwali period adds more vibrant colours to the streets of Little India.

Artificial flower garlands

Other than artificial flower garlands,there are natural flower garlands too. The flower stalls along the Buffalo Road are full of such natural flower garlands.

Natural flower garlands

Interestingly, these natural flowers attract bees. Although they are not visible in my photos, there are bees who fly around these flowers.

Decorative Diwali ornaments found in Little India

Diwali ornaments
Diwali ornaments
Beautiful flower decorations for Deepavali

Peacock Figurines and Peacock feathers

peacock sculptures are a key feature in this year’s Deepavali celebration and the decorations in Little India. I shared some of the peacock decorations at the beginning of this post. Below are some other photos of figurines and decorations I found during this visit.

peacock figurines
Peacock figurines for sale
Peacock feathers for sale
Peacock feathers
Peacock feathers for sale

Happy Deepavali 2022!

Deepavali Celebration in Little India

I wish all my readers who celebrate Deepavali, a prosperous and peaceful Deepavali!

Happy Deepavali!

Do you have Deepavali celebration experience? What is your favourite Deepavali moment? Please share your thoughts as a comment.

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  1. So beautiful and I love all the colors. Happy Deepavali.

    Great photography too.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

  2. Amila – thank you for showing us some of the traditions of Deepavali – I had not heard of it before. It looks like it would be beautiful in the daytime and at night! Thank you for visiting my blog!

  3. Oh my, the flower garlands and those lovely peacocks and feathers. Loved seeing your visit at my blog so I could come and visit and enjoy some of your culture sharing. Love all the beautiful colors. Thank you.

  4. So colorful, beautiful decorations. I like the peacock and feathers. Lovely images.
    Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend.

  5. I’ve just booked my visit for next year’s F1 race so this post reminded me of what I’ll get to see. It’s been a few years now since I visited Little India in the lead up to Deepavali. Loved all the colour and festive decorations in the main streets. This post has given me something to look forward to! Last year we went to a diwali dinner here, in a Sri Lankan restaurant. It was very pretty with many candles. ‘May the lamps of Diwali glow long into the year for you.’ and thanks for joining in #Allseasons


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