Diwali Traditions

Cleaning, decluttering and decorating homes with bright colors, flowers and lights are part of celebrating Diwali.
Here is a home in Kansas City decorated for Diwali! Look for figurines of Ganesha (the god with an elephant head), cows, and flower petals arranged in the shape of a lamp with flame.

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

Did you notice designs with flowers and circles in the galleries?