Neelu Kaul

Neelu Kaul

Diwali is the happiest and noisiest festival of the Hindu calendar. It is the festival of lights, fireworks and sweets. It is one of my favourite festivals because families get together and eat lots of sweets and watch beautiful fireworks displays. Diwali lasts for five days so we get five days off school, and that's not bad either. We do something every day of Diwali.
On day 1 we prepare our houses by cleaning them and then make 'rangoli' patterns outside our houses.
On day 2 we have to make sure that we look good. We have baths with oils and then we get new clothes and jewellery from our parents.
Day 3 is the main day of the festival and we go to the temple in the morning with our families. After the temple, we eat the sweets that our mothers have made, and then we light fireworks
Day 4 is the start of the Hindu new year and everyone dresses in their new clothes and visits the biggest temple in their town or city.
On the last day of the festival brothers give their sisters presents and they go out together.

(World Around Unit 11 Page 112)

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