The world celebrated Diwali together on Twitter

Friday, 13 November 2015

This year, Indians across the world celebrated Diwali on Twitter with much aplomb. Our first-ever Diwali Twitter emoji helped Indians spread the love with a little bit of light. People used the official festival hashtag #HappyDiwali share celebrations and converge with loved ones.

Conversations on Diwali peaked at 1.8 million over the three-day holiday period.

Check out the interactive Reverb visualisation of the conversations here:
The world celebrated Diwali together on Twitter

Along with the emoji, we asked you to Tweet photos of your favourite Diwali moments using the hashtag #HappyDiwali. We shared that we’d use these Tweets as part of a special Diwali mosaic in the shape of the lamp (or diya) that would be revealed online.

As entries started trickling in, we gave our users a sneak peek of the mosaic.

We’re delighted to share the Diwali mosaic is now live on! You can check out the many happy messages — and even find your own #HappyDiwali Tweet and photo — by scrolling over the mosaic or searching by your Twitter username.

The world celebrated Diwali together on Twitter

As festivities soared on 11 November, Diwali celebrations lit up Twitter with joy, love, and warm greetings. This is what it looked like (click on the image to see the heatmap). 

The world celebrated Diwali together on Twitter

Indians all over the world celebrated:

Sports icons, political leaders, activists, and celebrities wished fans on Diwali:

Global leaders, such as @HillaryClinton and @David_Cameron, and sports icons like @HectorBellerin and @Arsenal shared their Diwali greetings with their followers: