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November 14, 2020

Diwali, the festival of lights, is indeed the most awaited and the most celebrated festivals of India. People in every nook and cranny of the country welcome the festival with enthusiastic gestures. This wonderful festival is the celebration of five days. On the third day of the celebratory occasion, the key rituals of the Diwali festival take place. Lighting of Diyas and candles all around the house, worshiping the Laxmi Ganesha to summon health and wealth and bursting crackers are the chief rituals of the festival.
In addition to that, the exchange of heartfelt gifts during Diwali these days have become a mandatory part of the celebration. Friends, families, and colleagues share with each other Diwali gifts as a gesture of showing love and affection. Also, special and grand feast with delicious food that mandatorily includes different varieties of sweets is the special attraction of the occasion.
For more on Diwali History click here



We would love to learn more about Diwali! If you celebrate and would like to share, here are some ideas:

-submit a short video reading a book about Diwali or capturing a favorite family tradition!
-make a poster with pictures of your favorite parts!
-print out a calendar for the different days of Diwali and what you do each day to celebrate!
-submit a favorite family recipe and what makes it special!
-any other ideas you have!
Videos will be shared with a link in the Otter Know, and posters can be put on display in the library checkout. Looking forward to celebrating with you! Please email Shannon Otto  for submissions or ideas. Thanks!


November 14, 2020