My Favourite Festival
India is known as the land of festivals. Every festival has its own place but my favourite festival is Diwali. Every autumn I go to stay with my cousins, so we can celebrate Diwali together. Diwali is the biggest Hindu festival and people celebrate it all over the world. It is a magical time for children because of the lights. We light candles and lamps, called diyas, in our homes. All the streets, houses and shops are decorated with light. Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word Deepavali which means ‘rows of lights’. Diwali, the festival of lights, heralds the new Hindu years. According to popluar belief it is very auspicious to light up our homes on Diwali as it attracts Lakshmi, the Goddess of good fortune, wealth and prosperity. On Diwali, pandits also tell the legend of the Hindu god, Lord Rama. He had a beautiful wife, Sita. She was captured by the demon king Ravana. Lord Rama fought Ravana and rescued his wife. On Diwali, we celebrate Lord Rama’s return with his wife and younger brother to Ayodhya. It signifies that good triumphs over evil. People light lamps to celebrate Lord Rama’s victory. On the morning of Diwali, I go to the temple With riley family. On this occasion, we get dressed in our best clothes My grandmother always buys me a new sari to wear for Do’s every year. We spend a long time getting ready, putting on bright clothes and jewellery Lots of our friends come ,in My cousin temple and we sing, dance and enjoy ourselves. Y plays an Indian instrument called harmonium at the temple.
There are always delicious sweet foods to eat. This starts five days of celebrations, my favourite five days of the year.
Back at my Uncle’s house we exchange presents and eat lots of good Indian food. Many more relatives come over to celebrate with us and it is a very special time for families. If anyone has had an argument it is a good time to make friends and forget the past. Some people say that it is a sort of Christmas for Hindus.
The Asian community is very proud of their celebrations. There is very big crowd with music, dancing and fireworks. Diwali lights are switched on in the streets and we have a big party in the streets on Diwali day. Every year, Diwali falls in October or November. Not only in India, but also in Asian countries, Diwali is celebrated with great joy and happiness.
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Write a paragraph on the festival of Diwali, the festival of lights - (200 words)
"Diwali" or "Deepavali" is a celebration of joy throughout India. It is also known as the 'festival of lights' as the city is illuminated with the light of fireworks everywhere. Everyone is excited during this festival. Diwali is celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil. In different regions the reason of celebrating Diwali is different. In Hinduism, it is the time when Lord Rama arrived home after his 14 years' of forest-dwelling. People decorated their houses and went to greet him. People buy and wear new clothes. They decorate their houses and have delicacies. Sweets are distributed. The sky is lit up with the colourful light of fireworks and joy and celebrations are 'on' everywhere. We burst fireworks and enjoy Diwali or the 'festival of lights'! According to me, another sobriquet of the term Diwali is 'the festival of joy and celebration'!