Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in the world, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. This year the 5-day festival starts on November 4th and it's the perfect opportunity to have fun with video.
Whether it's sending Diwali wishes to loved ones, celebrating with your customers and community or marking the event with colleagues. To help you create animated Diwali magic we've created a brand new video template, designed to help you create show-stopping videos in minutes.
Read on to learn more about this template and see it in action! 🎆
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What is Diwali?
Diwali is the five-day Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. It's a time to celebrate the triumph of good over evil and welcome in new beginnings.
The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word deepavali which means "rows of lighted lamps". Oil lamps called diyas are an important part of the celebration, used to light houses, streets and shops. It's also a time to visit relatives, host feasts and enjoy fireworks.
Learn more about how each day of the festival is celebrated by Hindus in our quick animation 👇
New Happy Diwali animated video template
Our bright, fun and colorful Diwali template will ensure your message stands out from the crowd. Here are just a few of the ways you could share your animation for maximum impact 👇
How to share this animation in emails
Adding your custom animation to emails is a great way to engage your existing community and colleagues. Plus the added movement keeps readers engaged for longer and will help you stand out from the crowd.
So, how do you actually include your video in an email? Since most email providers don't support embedded videos, we recommend turning your animation into a GIF. These short animated clips will automatically play when your reader opens the email and catch their eye. To turn this animation into a GIF simply download your video file and then use a free GIF maker like ezgif.com to convert it into a GIF file and upload into your email. Boom, it's as easy as that!
Our quick animation explains this process in more detail 👇
Sharing your animation on social media
Video is also perfect for sharing on social media. Whether it's YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram, video is proven to attract more engagement and keep audiences hooked on your content.
To take this template one step further you could ask your audiences how they'll be celebrating to kick off conversations, or share details of your upcoming Diwali events or promotions. To learn more about how you can harness social media video, check out our full guide.
Adding your Diwali video to your website
Another great way to maximize the benefit of your video is to share it on your website or a related landing page. For instance, if you'll be offering Diwali discounts or promotions, this animation would be the perfect graphic to add to your page. Learn more about our best practice advice for sharing video on your website here.
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