Best 6 virtual backgrounds for Zoom and Google Meets Diwali 2021

Diwali is the perfect opportunity to have some fun with a virtual background! Try one of the following for a festive team meeting or online class!


Virtual backgrounds can create a fun atmosphere for online meetings as they break the monotony. It acts as a great conversation starter, especially when it’s a festival. Although GoogleMeet, Microsoft Teams and Zoom have some selection, it can be fun to do something a bit more personal. Try one of our backgrounds to get into the Diwali spirit! 🪔

Neobael Hanging Lamps

Download the Neobael Hanging Lamps virtual background

Neobael Mandala backdrop

Download the Neobael Mandala virtual background

Neobael Floating Lights

Download the Neobael Floating Lights virtual background

Neobael Fireworks

Download the Neobael Fireworks virtual background

Neobael Rangoli

Download the Neobael Rangoli virtual background

Neobael Supreme

Download the Neobael Supreme virtual background

As a bonus, here are some virtual Diwali celebration ideas!

Use these to organise a virtual, fun and festive Diwali celebration!

Diwali themed Pictionary

You can use tools such as Google’s jamboard to run a festive themed pictionary by using words such as lamp, candles, henna, fireworks etc. It’s great to unleash your creativity and artistic skills and also bring in some healthy competition.

Glow with Gratitude

Festivals are a great way to express gratitude and remind ourselves about the things we are grateful for. This can be turned into a quick and easy team or family bonding exercising where everyone is recognised for their uniqueness and effort.

Diwali Musical Beats

This is a great way to get a party started. Play bollywood inspired music and use upper body dance movements to get everyone into the groove. You can source a readymade playlist from Spotify or watch one Youtube together to emulate the moves!

Diwali Trivia

You can create a quick trivia on GoogleSlides, or Kahoot or Quizziz on the fun facts about Diwali. Here are some ideas for sample questions are:
Q: How many people celebrate Diwali?
A: More than one billion

Q: Does this festival occur on a no moon night? Yes/No?
A: Yes

Q: Does it occur on the same day every year like Christmas or Hallooween? Yes/No?
A: No

For those who like to dress up feel free to wear bright colour clothes and scarves. Diwali is all about spreading joy and happiness. For those who like to go the extra mile bring out the bling with bangles, bracelets, dangling earrings etc. You can also get bonus points with a bindi (sticker that is placed on the forehead or can be drawn in too)

For those who like to celebrate with decor you may use flowers, fairy lights and candles or lamps to brighten up the place.

Elaine Chew
Aradhana Iyer-Vohra
Published: November 02, 2021

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