Diwali : A Diwali Story

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Books in the Festival Time series describe the activities of typical families as parents and children celebrate some of their culture's major holidays. Attractive color illustrations on every page will appeal to younger children. The simply yet delightfully told stories describe the festivities while giving children background information about holidays in many different cultures. A two-page spread at the back of each book contains information for parents, and includes suggestions on ways to communicate the holiday's meaning to kids. Diwali is the Hindu five-day festival of lights that welcomes in the lunar new year. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the dark fortnight of the Hindu month of Ashwin, or Aasho, which occurs in October or November, depending on the lunar calendar. During the festival, parents tell stories that relate to the holiday, exchange gifts of sweets, light candles, and attend elaborate fireworks displays. The holiday is marked by an abundance of lights displayed in homes and businesses.
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Product details

  • 3-5
  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 215.9 x 220.98 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • Barron's Educational Series Inc.,U.S.
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0764126709
  • 9780764126703
  • 63,910

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[back cover] Here is a simple and delightful introduction to the Hindu festival of Diwali -- suitable for the very youngest child.
Follow a family as they make rangoli patterns, light diyas, and watch a brilliant fireworks display to celebrate their amazing festival of light.
Also in the Festival Time! Series Apples and Honey -- A Rosh Hashanah Story Eight Candles to Light -- A Chanukah Story Four Special Questions -- A Passover Story It's Party Time! -- A Purim Story Lanterns and Firecrackers -- A Chinese New Year Story Hope and New Life! -- An Easter Story Fasting and Dates -- A Ramadan and Eid Story
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