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Festival of Light

Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus across the worlds. This festival is celebrated in the month of October and November and marks the start of the Hindu New year. It celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.

Diwali gets its name from the rows (avail) of clay lamps (deep or diya) that Indians light outside their houses.  Diwali celebrates the story of Rama and Sita, which is the story of a prince called Rama who fell in love with a beautiful princess called Sita and got married.  A demon king kidnapped Sita and Rama searched for her for many months.  After one of the greatest battles,   Rama won and rescued Sita.  When they got home, the people of the kingdom put out little oil lamps (divas) in their windows to show them the way home.

Question for reflection:  Can Christians celebrate Diwali?


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