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Diwali

The word Diwali means 'rows of lighted lamps'.

Diwali is known as the 'festival of lights' because houses, shops and public places are decorated with small oil lamps called 'diyas'.

 

When is Diwali?

Diwali always falls some time between October and November, but the exact date varies each year as the Hindu calendar is based on the Moon.

 

In 2021, Diwali is on Thursday 4 November.

 

What is the story of Diwali?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh86n39/articles/zjpp92p

 

At Diwali in Leicester Simran (14) and Vraj (11) celebrate the Hindu story of Rama and Sita with all kinds of festivities. Click on the link below to watch the video. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02n5hl0

Dipal's Diwali | Twinkl Originals - Diwali for Kids!

Discover Diwali as Dipal and his family celebrate the Indian festival of lights! Learn all about how people celebrate Diwali.

CBeebies Songs | What is Diwali? | The Let's Go Club

Sing along with The Let's Go Club as we find out all about Diwali.

Diwali - Festival of Lights | National Geographic

In India, one of the most significant festivals is Diwali, or the Festival of Lights. It's a fiveday celebration that includes good food and fireworks.

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