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Global Celebrations: Diwali

Miniclips

Diwali is known as the celebration of lights and the triumph of good over evil – but what is the origin of this colourful Hindu celebration? Who are Rama, Sita, King Dashratha, Hanuman, and the ten-headed demon King Ravana? Why are homes cleaned, illuminated with diyas, and windows opened to welcome the goddess Lakshmi? This Miniclip tells the story of Ramayana, introduces some of the most popular traditions involved in this celebration such as rangoli, and explains how the festival occurs during the holiest month on the Hindu calendar – Kartik.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 4 min
Series: Miniclips
Printable Resources: Yes

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