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Transcript of Diwali
In Bengal, it is the goddess Kali
In North India they celebrate the return of Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, and Hanuman
Diwali is also popularly known as the "Festival of lights". The celebration signifies light over darkness and good over evil.
Diwali is celebrated between mid-October and mid-November.
This year it takes place on October 23rd
Diwali celebrations include thousands of lights shining on housetops, temples, and community buildings.
Young girls assemble in groups and sing/dance in other nearby villages.
Religious Diwali Items/ Symbols
When celebrating Diwali, women usually wear Sarees, whereas men wear the classic dhoti or kurta and turban.
the music is more upbeat and happy to give off a cheerful mood to celebrate the return of Hargobind
Diwali clothes show a mix of traditional and trendy clothing.
A month before Diwali, people go shopping and order clothing, not only for themselves, but also as gifts for family members and friends.
However, in the Sikh religion, they celebrate the coming of the sixth guru, "Guru Hargobind".
Oil lamps called "Diyas" are often floated across the Rivers of Ganges, which is regarded as "good omen".
Religious Items for the Sikh Religion
Rangoli is a folk art from India in which patterns are created on courtyards using materials such as colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals.
Kesh (uncut hair)
Kara (a steel bracelet)
Kanga (a wooden comb)
Kaccha (cotton underwear)
Kirpan (steel sword)
Men wear their traditional turbans during Diwali to keep it tidy.
By: Kyle Chatterley, Angelica Aseoche and John Paulo Santos