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Celebrating Diwali

What is Diwali?
  •  Diwali is a Hindu festival which lasts for 5 days.
  • It is also celebrated by Sikhs.
  • Diwali means 'row of lighted lamps' and is often called the Festival of Lights.


What happens during Diwali?
  • People wear new clothes.
  • They spring clean their house.
  • People have feasts and decorate homes and buildings with fancy lights, candles and lamps (divas).