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Diwali

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Transcript of Diwali

Diwali is a festival that takes place on the first new-moon of autumn to welcome many different gurus or Gods

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
CeLEBRATION
Diwali celebrations include thousands of lights shining on housetops, temples, and community buildings.
http://www.religionfacts.com/hinduism/holidays/diwali.htm
Lakshmi
Andrew
Rama
Sita
Kali
Young girls assemble in groups and sing/dance in other nearby villages.
Intro
Religious Diwali Items/ Symbols
Clothing
When celebrating Diwali, women usually wear Sarees, whereas men wear the classic dhoti or kurta and turban.
saree
music
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.
traditional food
kurta
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".
http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Diwali
Hargobind
"mithai"
Masala chai
Laddu
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2011/oct/25/whats-eaten-at-diwali
Oil lamps called "Diyas" are often floated across the Rivers of Ganges, which is regarded as "good omen".
Religious Items for the Sikh Religion
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/sikhism/holydays/diwali.shtml
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.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rangoli
five k's
Kesh (uncut hair)
Kara (a steel bracelet)
Kanga (a wooden comb)
Kaccha (cotton underwear)
Kirpan (steel sword)

Dhoti
Men wear their traditional turbans during Diwali to keep it tidy.
By: Kyle Chatterley, Angelica Aseoche and John Paulo Santos
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