City Secrets | Diwali in New York City

Diwali?the Indian ?festival of lights??is slated to begin on Tuesday, November 13, a joyous holiday that celebrates all of the figures in Indian mythology who have triumphed over the forces of evil. The vibrant spirit of Diwali encourages people to immerse themselves in new endeavors, clean their homes, and open all of the windows and doors in their home to welcome luck and good fortune during the holiday. Gifts are always exchanged, and people host large dinners and parties for their closest friends and family members.

Diwali?the Indian ?festival of lights??is slated to begin on Tuesday, November 13, a joyous holiday that celebrates all of the figures in Indian mythology who have triumphed over the forces of evil.  The vibrant spirit of Diwali encourages people to immerse themselves in new endeavors, clean their homes, and open all of the windows and doors in their home to welcome luck and good fortune during the holiday.  Gifts are always exchanged, and people host large dinners and parties for their closest friends and family members.

 


Yearning to participate in this lively festival?  Fear not?NYC-based globetrotters can easily get their fix with the city?s vast assortment of Diwali-themed events.

 


Manhattan?s Rubin Museum of Art is putting on a Diwali f?te that promises to truly ring in the holiday.  Scheduled for November 13 (tonight!) the first night of the festival?it will feature an open bar, savory Indian refreshments, lots of dancing, and other exciting Diwali surprises.

 

 

For a more club-centric celebration of the event, head to the K Lounge on Sunday, November 17 for a night of Diwali fun.  Located on 52nd Street, the party will include DJ Bhav from MTV India, tarot card readings, special Diwali drinks, and free gifts!

 

The bold Indian prints and gold-hued baubles frequently spotted at Diwali celebrations can easily be worked into your own wardrobe.  These wares effortlessly inject a shot of exotic cool into any ensemble, day or night.This Sky Blue Tithli Silk Caftan from Mumbai-based label Tambourine embodies high-octane glam.  Team it with a loosely pinned updo and shoulder-skimming chandelier earrings for the ultimate Diwali-inspired look.

 

 

Sport this Shell Multi Tribal Clutch from Mumbai-based label Bungalow 8 for a modern ode to the traditional patterns of India.  Its funky pom-pom and shell accents just enhance its playful appeal.

 

 

These Pink Talisman Octagon Gemstone Earrings from label Mawi are a striking addition to any look.  Their gorgeous yellow and magenta jewels lend a welcome dash of sparkle to your most-loved LBDs.

 

  Happy Diwali! Love + Light xo