Sunday, November 9, 2014

"What Is Diwali?" Mini-Book

Last year we added Hanukkah and Kwanzaa to our Holiday unit to beef it up a little bit.  We wanted to add a little more this year, so I decided to do a little research and write this short mini-book about Diwali.  This mini-book tells the basics of the Diwali holiday.

"What is Diwali?" Mini-Book:

  • Diwali is India's biggest holiday of the year.
  • Diwali is celebrated in October or November each year.
  • Diwali started as a harvest festival to mark the last harvest before winter.
  • People celebrate and pray for success in the new year.
  • People in India get together with family.
  • They light clay lamps and fireworks, and have bonfires to worship the goddess of wealth.
  • These are 5 days of Diwali.
  • On day 1 people buy gold and silver for good luck.
  • On day 2 people decorate their homes.
  • On day 3 people pray, eat, and light fireworks.
  • On day 4 people visit family and friends and give gifts.
  • On day 5 brothers visit married sisters to show how much they love them.

Clip Art Sources:
Clip Art by Carrie, Melonheadz Illustrating, EduClips

You can find this HERE at my TPT store.

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