Diwali Worksheets

Diwali is India's largest and most commonly celebrated holiday. It is often referred to as Dipawali. The name comes from the clay lamps that many Indian nationals will light outside their home over the celebration. Worldwide nearly one billion people celebrate this holiday. The lights symbolize inner light that protects the families from darkness. The date of the celebration is based on Hindu lunar calendar, so the exact observation period changes every year. It often falls in in the month of October or November. The celebration is observed over five days. The holiday celebrates the triumph of good over evil and is considered the Hindi equivalent of Christian Christmas. These worksheets will explore the themes, traditions, and celebrations that are frequently associated with Diwali events. We include a great deal of vocabulary that may be new to children from North America. We encourage you to share this with students.