Diwali, the Festival of Lights
India’s biggest celebration!
Originally a Hindu celebration, this festival is now enjoyed by Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains, as well.
Dickman, Nancy. Diwali. Chicago, Ill.: Heinemann Library, 2011.
Sandhu, Rupi K. Twinkling Lights, Diwali Nights. Victoria, B.C.: Trafford Pub., 2008.
Torpie, Kate. Diwali. New York: Crabtree Pub., 2009.
- For how many days does this festival last?
- How do people decorate?
- What gifts do they give each other?
- Which Hindu goddess is honoured on this holiday?
- Why do Sikhs celebrate this Hindu holiday?
- Why do Jains celebrate?
- What holiday custom do all three religions share?
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