The five-day celebration begins with Dhanteras in Delhi. People love to shop jewellery in gold, silver and diamond; apart from this metal-shopping, business community worship the Goddess of Wealth – Lakshmi. Traditionally, Delhi folks purchase kitchen utensils on Dhanteras. After Dhanteras, it is Chhoti Diwali or Roop Chaturdashi; as the name suggests, Chhoti Diwali is a Diwali celebrated on small scale. Children fire crackers on this day and women design Rangoli in the doorway and courtyard of their houses. It is believed that designing Rangoli is a way to welcome New Year and guests.
The third day is Diwali or Lakshmi Pooja or Bandi Chhor Diwas; on this day, people worship Laxmi and then fire crackers in the evening, and the fiery activities go on until the dawn. The day after Diwali is Govardhan Pooja or Annakoot; people wish Happy New Year to all and also send Diwali gifts to Delhi for their friends & families. Unlike yester years, people prefer to send their Diwali gifts to Delhi through online shopping portals and these e-commerce websites ensure that the gifts are delivered in time. Last day of Diwali is Bhai Dooj – a day marks the holy bond between brothers and sisters.