This mini-book tells the basics of the Diwali holiday.
Diwali is India's biggest holiday of the year.
Diwali is celebrated in October or November each year.
Diwali started as a harvest festival to mark the last harvest before winter.
People celebrate and pray for success in the new year.
People in India get together with family.
They light clay lamps and fireworks, and have bonfires to worship the goddess of wealth.
These are 5 days of Diwali.
On day 1 people buy gold and silver for good luck.
On day 2 people decorate their homes.
On day 3 people pray, eat, and light fireworks.
On day 4 people visit family and friends and give gifts.
On day 5 brothers visit married sisters to show how much they love them.
Written by Carrie Hanson
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