Diwali is the Indian festival of lights, usually lasting five days and celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance"
There are several symbols of Diwali that have become a traditional image for learning about with young children. Diyas are a clay lamp filled with oil that are lite up the night of Diwali.
These play sparklers have a lovely crackling sound to them too that makes the firework experience all the more life-like! I think they’re a great way for children to re-enact and play make-believe firework celebrations all year
Make a beaded hanging or ‘Toran’ to celebrate Diwali. These special decorations are hung above doorways to welcome guests to Hindu festivals and special events and celebrations.
There is nothing more magical than pretty lights and lanterns at this time of year to brighten up the darkening days. Check out this gorgeous little Paper Lantern Kids Diwali Craft by Red Ted Art.