Diwali is the holiday that feels like it belongs to me. “My Diwali Light” tells the story of Devi, named after my grandmother, as she gets ready to celebrate Diwali her way. Like so many major holidays, different families and communities have their own way of marking the season.
Diwali (dee-WAH-lee) is the Hindu festival of lights. Clay lamps called diyas symbolize the human body; the light represents the soul. Hindus believe that light, or goodness, chases away darkness, or evil, during Diwali. Celebrate Diwali by creating your very own candle holder!