Celebrate the Festival of Lights
Diwali (also called Dipawali) is the most important holiday of the year in India. This five-day-long “Festival of Lights” begins on November 14 this year. The Diwali story is interpreted according to the region of India in which one lives, but the common theme is the triumph of good over evil. Diwali traditions include cleaning the home for the new year, lighting clay lamps to symbolize light’s protection against darkness, celebrating with friends and family, fireworks, creating colorful rangoli near the entrance of homes, and making special dishes and sweets. We’ve rounded up 10 kid-friendly crafts, activities and recipes to introduce your child to this colorful and joyous holiday.