Friday, November 13, 2015


Diwali by Sonali

Diwali(Dee-vah-lee) or the festival of lights is the biggest holiday for the Hindus.  Diwali to Hindus is like Christmas to Christians. The holiday ofDiwali celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over dark, and knowledge over ignorance. To decorate the house Hindus spread candles in diya’s(clay candle pots/oil lamps) all over the house leading to the puja(prayer) room. This is done to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and fortune. My grandmother makes special treats for Diwali which are sweet and very tasty. We also eat sweets for Diwali, the sweets we eat are called mittai. We also dress up in our finest clothing. In India children light up firecrackers to celebrate Diwali. It is quite the festive occasion .  I really enjoyed my Diwali this year of 2015. This year Diwali was on November 11th 2015.

1 comment:

  1. I like how it is interesting and fun and that I can learn something.