The Ultimate Diwali Quiz

Are you as bright as the festival of light? From the history of Diwali to the modern-day trends like lighting up the skies with fireworks. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 4 rounds, so gather round for some cultural quizzing.

Round 1

1 – Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Newar Buddhists and what J?

2 – Name the South Asian sweets and desserts that are a staple part of Diwali celebrations?

3 – Diwali is celebrated during the Hindu month of what?

4 – Diwali rituals and preparations take place over how many days?

5 – Lakshmi is the goddess of what?

6 – Name the Bombay spiced mix that is often consumed at Diwali?

7 – On which day of the celebrations is it traditional to clean your home?

8 – Deepavali is celebrated over how many days?

9 – Rangolis are mostly which shape?

10 – The height of the festival is celebrated on which day?

Round 2

1 – Lapsi Halwa is usually eaten on the first day of Diwali – True or False?

2 – Diwali is from the Sanskrit dīpāvali meaning ‘row or series of lights’ – True or False?

3 – Diwali was originally celebrated in Pakistan – True or False?

4 – During Diwali it is forbidden to wash – True or False?

5 – All public transport is shut down in India during Diwali – True or False?

6 – Diwali was celebrated in the White House by George W. Bush in 2003 – True or False?

7 – During Diwali you should not gift antique items to friends and family – True or False?

8 – Gift Giving is usually observed on day one of Diwali – True or False?

9 – In Hindu culture light signifies love and gratitude – True or False?

10 – Muslims celebrate Diwali – True or False?

Round 3

1 – The fifth day of Diwali is known as what?

2 – The fifth day of Diwali is dedicated to which family members?

3 – Households light dozens of little clay oil lamps, called what?

4 – Name the decorative patterns created during Diwali from rice & flour?

5 – How many people in the world celebrate Diwali – 1 million +, 100 million + or 1 billion +?

6 – The lighting of lamps in and around homes helps Lakshmi do what?

7 – What does kolam art symbolize?

8 – Which flower is known as Onam flower?

9 – What is Rangoli called in South India?

10 – Day four celebrates the return of which King to Earth?

Round 4

1 – What type of dried fruit is found in traditional Sheera?

2 – Which British city hosts a grand celebration on Diwali?

3 – During Diwali, what game is believed to bring you good luck for the year ahead?

4 – Diwali celebrates good over what?

5 – What is Muruku?

6 – Which precious metal is often purchased on day 1 of Diwali?

7 – Who killed Narakasura?

8 – Dewali typically takes place between which two months?

9 – Which demon was killed by Lord Krishna on Diwali?

10 – What is Kheer traditionally served with on day 3?

Round 5

1 – Which kind of oil is traditionally used to light lamps?

2 – In which country do people call Diwali ‘Swanti’?

3 – From what time are people able to burst crackers to celebrate Diwali in India?

4 – Lord Rama was the ruler of which Kingdom?

5 – Dhanteras is the name given to which day of Diwali?

6 – Diwali is associated with which puja?

7 – In English, what does “Shubh Diwali” mean?

8 – What are patakhas?

9 – Dhanteras is celebrated on which lunar day of Krishna Paksha?

10 – At what time do people have to stop letting off crackers in India?




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Claire Roach is a professional quizzer, gamer and developer who turned her passion for knowledge into a hub for FREE quizzes!

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