Diwali is the Hindu festival welcoming Ram and Sita out of the forest and celebrating the Hindu new year. Deepvali is the sanskrit word meaning rows of lights. Diwali is celebrated by giving presents and sweets as well as lighting small oil lamps called "Diyas." The lighting of the lamps symbolizes the lifting of spiritual darkness, and is also seen as a renewal of life.

A Little Diwali Gift Box

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A Folding Treat Box

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Rangoli Designs for You to Draw

Rangoli is one of the most popular art forms in India. It is a form of decoration that uses finely ground white powder or rice flour to decorate the thresholds for guests. In Indian cultures, all guests and visitors occupy a very special place, and a rangoli is an expression of this warm hospitality. The Diwali festival is widely celebrated with rangoli, since at this time, people visit each other's homes to exchange greetings and sweets.

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Two Little Diwali Cards to Give to Friends

Write a happy Diwaili greeting on the inside of these little cards to give to someone special..

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