Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, symbolizing good over evil, is on Saturday, November 14. While many of our favorite East Bay family friendly events will not be happening in person this year, there are still fun ways to celebrate at home. Read on to find out how and where to get festive for Diwali.
Crafts and Art
In addition to decorating our home, we will be doing lots of Diwali art at home.
- Print out Diwali coloring sheets.
- We have also completed this Diwali art video tutorial for kids to hang up at home.
- If we have extra time, we will also make these very cute paper diya’s.
- Hang lights and decorate!
Diwali Food and Sweets
Eating is always the best part of any holiday, amiright!? Here are our favorite places to shop pre-Diwali and get Indian food.
East Bay Indian Restaurants for Diwali
- Viks Chaat (Berkeley): Vik’s is the one-stop-shop to grab lunch or dinner, and grab your Indian groceries. They also have a nice selection of Diwali gifts and of course, sweets! The gulab jamun here is our favorite!
- Annapurna (Oakland): a Oakland staple, order Nepalese & Indian classics.
- Udupi Palace (Berkeley): They have the best idly sambar in East Bay.
- Amber (San Francisco): if you’re really looking to treat yo’ self!
Favorite Diwali Grocery Stop
- Bombay Spice House: pick up all your groceries, shop for Diwali and grab some samosas to-go.
Diwali (In-Person!) Events
- San Ramon’s City Center will host a safe, socially distanced Diwali 2020 event with Indian music, Indian food trucks, wine carts and other festivities. Nov 12–14, 2020 from 1 pm–7 pm.
To really get into the spirit, we will watch and dance to this dance steps for kids video: Punjabi Bhangra. Try it out and get in the Diwali spirit!