Deepavali Delights: 5 Must-Do Activities for a Joyous Diwali Celebration

Deepavali, also known as Diwali, is one of the most exciting and vibrant festivals in India, eagerly anticipated among Hindus globally. It is a joyous and delightful time where homes and hearts come alive with the warmth of oil lamps, the aroma of mouth-watering sweets and treats, and where families, friends and loved ones come together to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness.

Today, let us explore five activities not to be missed this year, for a memorable and meaningful Deepavali celebration!


#1 Illuminate Homes with Diyas and Lamps

Starting off with the most observed sight during Deepavali season – houses adorned with vibrant and colourful lights and lamps to fully embrace the Deepavali spirit! Lighted lamps are symbolic of light over darkness; hence it is customary to ensure homes are aglow with traditional lights to enhance festivities. Those who celebrate Deepavali can also experiment with creative Rangoli designs and beautiful Deepavali decorations to accompany these luminous displays, adding an extra touch of artistry.

#2 Create Beautiful Rangoli Designs

Another exciting must-do activity includes engaging in creating beautiful Rangoli designs. Rangoli is a vibrant, colourful, and intricate art form, whereby coloured sand, powders, flower petals or rice are used to create beautiful patterns on the ground or at home entrances. Apart from its visually aesthetic appeal, Rangoli also symbolises good luck and hostility. Invite your family and friends to come together to join in the thrilling creation of delightful Rangoli designs together that reflect the essence of Deepavali festival!

#3 Get Ready with Delicious Sweets and Savouries

Deepavali is also a time to spread joy and blessings to those around. Engage your taste buds as you indulge in homemade sweets and snacks with loved ones, which can also be given as thoughtful Deepavali Gifts. The act of giving and receiving fosters a sense of togetherness and happiness. Homemade sweets like laddoos, barfis or jalebis can be prepared in the kitchen, or simply select from a wide variety of exquisite sweets readily available at markets! These treats are not to be missed…

#4 Exchange Meaningful Gifts

The tradition of giving and receiving is a key element of Deepavali – an expression of love and gratitude for loved ones. Consider exchanging thoughtful Deepavali Gifts that hold sentimental value to demonstrate your affection and appreciation for those around. Some common examples include traditional snacks and food, flower table arrangements to adorn homes, clothes, jewellery and more. Personalise your gifts to add a special touch and thought to this gesture.

Let Humming help you with gifting options this Deepavali Season with our freshly launched Deepavali Hampers and Gifts collection, sure to add warmth and meaning to any Deepavali celebration! With Deepavali hampers full of treats, flower table arrangements, hand bouquets are more, there is something for any budget and recipient.

#5 Engage in Prayers and Traditional Rituals

Lastly, apart from Deepavali gifts, decorations, and celebrations, Diwali is also a time for inner reflection and spiritual renewal. People who celebrate the festival are encouraged to visit local temples and participate in rituals to not only connect with the deeper spiritual aspects of the occasion, but at the same time foster a sense of unity and community with others celebrating the festival.

With that, there are many things to look forward to and engage in this Deepavali festival; one that resonates and radiates a sense of joy, hope and togetherness among all. By incorporating these activities in your celebration, we hope you can experience the true delight of Diwali, at the same time honouring its spiritual and cultural significance as well.

Humming wishes everyone a blessed and joyous Deepavali season this year! 


Mid-Autumn Festival 2023: 5 Exciting Things to Do this Mooncake Festival

As the leaves turn a shade of golden brown and the air becomes crisp, it can only mean one thing – Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Mooncake Festival, is right round the corner! Falling on 29th September this 2023, Mooncake Festival is celebrated by millions across Asia and beyond, the perfect occasion to create cherished memories with loved ones.

With greetings of ‘中秋节快乐!’ translating to ‘Happy Mid-Autumn Festival’ filling the atmosphere as families gather to indulge in delicious mooncakes and treats, let Humming help you make the most of this special festival with a list of exciting things to do…


#1 Admire the Full Moon and Eat Mooncakes

Mid-Autumn Festival is associated with the moon because the festival’s date corresponds to a full moon! This makes for the perfect time to gather family and friends to appreciate the enchanting lunar beauty, setting up outdoor gatherings to get a clear view of the spectacular full moon. While doing so, enjoying mooncakes is a must. These mouth-watering pastries, usually filled with lotus seed paste, red bean paste, or egg yolks are symbols of togetherness and unity, where the shared experience of eating and gazing together adds to the completeness of this wholesome Mooncake Festival tradition.

#2 Reunite over a Family Dinner

Another closely related tradition includes coming together for a special dinner, as the Mid-Autumn Festival is all about family. Sumptuous feasts full of traditional dishes are prepared, including food like roast duck, steamed fish, mixed vegetables and many more. A reunion dinner like this allows loved ones to catch up and spend quality time together, strengthening bonds and expressing love and appreciation for one another, making Mooncake Festival extra warm and meaningful.

#3 Engage in Visitations and Gift-Giving

The Mid-Autumn Festival is not complete without visiting the homes of relatives and friends! This makes the perfect opportunity to exchange wishes, connect, and show gratitude for one another’s presence.

Mid-Autumn Gifts are often brought along as a token of goodwill and something any recipient will enjoy – from fruits, tea or even mooncake gifts sure to perk up the festive mood.

Check out Humming’s Collection of freshly launched mooncake gift hampers that conveys your heartiest wishes in the most stylish way.

#4 Try out Lantern Making and Hanging

Probably the most common and fun activity you’ll see – lantern making and carrying! During Mid-Autumn Festival, children and families gather at void decks or outdoor spaces to decorate lanterns with colourful designs and patterns, hanging and carrying them in gardens, park, or streets to create a magical atmosphere as the evening sets in. 

Representing the guiding light of family and unity, the sight of lanterns of all sizes illuminating the night sky is a breathtaking and heartwarming experience for all. Paired with mooncakes under the shine of the full moon, this evening is certainly one that will be remembered.

#5 Have Fun with Riddle-Guessing

Lastly, riddle-guessing is a playful yet intellectually stimulating activity during Mooncake Festival. Also known as ‘lantern riddles’, riddles are written on paper slips and attached to lanterns or public spaces, where family members and friends take turns guessing the answers. Creative and witty, yet fostering a sense of competition and camaraderie, this tradition adds a touch of challenge and entertainment, making Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations a memorable one.

Mid-Autumn Festival is not just a celebration of the harvest moon, but also a commemoration of life and unity. Embrace this unique opportunity to get in the festive mood with loved ones and create memorable experiences that will last a lifetime!

Make your Mooncake Festival a little tastier with Humming’s Mid-Autumn Gifts and Hampers, filled with mooncake treats, pomelo, fruits, snacks, and wines with something for every age to enjoy. With same day hamper delivery in Singapore, grab your Mooncake Gifts and treats while stocks last.

Let the celebrations begin…