Diwali is one of the most important Hindu festivals. It’s a five-day celebration, also known as the Festival of Lights. Families perform rituals in their homes.
Priya created designs of paint and flower petals on the floor in front of each room, which bestows blessings on the room.
Then it was time for fireworks! Firecrackers are especially popular for keeping away evil spirits. The boys had the most fun, lighting the firecrackers.
After dinner, Prem brought his music system outside, and the kids from several neighboring houses came over to dance. A great celebration!