Diwali Traditions

During Diwali, families clean and decorate their homes with bright colors, flowers, and lights. 

Here is a home in Kansas City decorated for Diwali! Take turns with your family member or friend describing what you see. Look for objects in the gallery that look like objects in this photograph.  

This is a home in Kansas City decorated for Diwali with Rangoli, a type of folk art from India. Rangoli uses brightly colored sand, ground rice, or flower petals to create decorative designs on living room and courtyard floors. Rangoli designs are meant to bring good luck! 

Did you notice designs with flowers and circles in the galleries? Share what you found with your friend or family.