What is Diwali?
The world comprises a mix of religions and cultures. There are Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hinduism, and several other religious sects. Every religion has its own festivals, which they celebrate every year. A festival that is celebrated by Hindus all across the globe is Diwali, but not many people know what the festival is about? There are different names to refer to this festival other than Diwali. People call it Deepavali as well. It is a five-day festival of lights. It is not just celebrated by Hindus but also by Sikhs and Jains. It sometimes coincides with the new year and harvest time. Diwali is "a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness." The name of this festival is in Sanskrit and comes from the word 'Deepavali.' It means "rows of lighted lamps." It is usually celebrated between the months of October and November. The date of his event changes every year.
What Is It? Reading Passage
Diwali celebrates new beginnings, and the triumph of good over evil and darkness over light. It also celebrates Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.
During Diwali, people light small lamps called diyas as a reminder that light triumphs over darkness, and good triumphs over evil.
Organize all of your thoughts on the traditions, food, and important figures.
What is it All About?
Write a paragraph to explain it to a friend.
Rewrite the ten words in alphabetical order and unscramble the words.
The word rangoli means "row of colors." Rangoli is a very old art. Rangoli uses symbolic forms to both reveal beauty and draw good fortune.
Circle all the objects below that would be good to purchase on Dhanteras.
The 5 Days
Match each day of Diwali with the way it is typically celebrated.
Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of spiritual and material wealth and prosperity. Her name comes from the Sanskrit word laksya, meaning "aim" or "goal." Many Hindu families consider her their household goddess and worship her daily. Among other things, Diwali is a celebration of Lakshmi. Some people believe that Diwali marks Lakshmi's birthday and the day that she married the Hindu god Lord Vishnu.
Draw a line from the sentence to the matching picture.
Color the diya. Trace the word. Write the word. Cut and paste to put the letters in order.
Sum It Up!
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