5 Diwali facts for children


?Diwali is the festival of lights! It started in India and is now celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jain people all around the world.

?Celebrations last for five days, and are usually in autumn. The exact date of the festival changes based on the Hindu calendar.

?Children often receive presents at Diwali and have fun decorating diyas – small clay candles.

?Diyas are lit around their homes to invite in good luck!

?Families spend lots of time together during the festival and will often watch firework displays together.