Diwali, India's biggest and most important holiday of the year, is on the 12th of November. The following provides Diwali Templates and FREE Printables that will help you celebrate Diwali at your service and can also be included in the curriculum for children.
The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects them from spiritual darkness. This festival is as important to Hindus as the Christmas holiday is to Christians.
- In northern India, they celebrate the story of King Rama's return to Ayodhya after he defeated Ravana by lighting rows of clay lamps.
- Southern India celebrates it as the day that Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura.
- In western India, the festival marks the day that Lord Vishnu, the Preserver (one of the main gods of the Hindu trinity) sent the demon King Bali to rule the nether world.
The Diwali Fireworks Portfolio template enables educators to share the Diwali celebrations that take place within their setting. This template then can be added to the child's portfolio.