Indian sweets are collectively called Mithai which is derived from the word mitha which means sweet. These sweets come in a variety of colours, textures and shapes. Each sweet has its own identity in a sweet shop. Sweets are always a part of their special occasions like weddings, parties and functions, and festivals like Diwali, Eid and Vaisakhi. Some families do still cook such sweets at home especially if they have elders in the family who know how to make them. However, the majority of people buy them at “sweet centres” or restaurants as take-outs or order them as gifts to be given at specific events like a wedding.