Celebrate Diwali

Diwali falls on Oct. 24 this year and is celebrated as the festival of lights. Learn more about this holiday with these titles on Hoopla with your WNPL card.

Diwali Lights by Rina Singh

Every year in fall people come together to celebrate Diwali, the biggest and the brightest of all Hindu festivals. The stories woven into the festival of Diwali celebrate the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. People celebrate this festival of lights by lighting clay lamps and candles, sharing sweets, exchanging gifts, offering prayers to gods and goddesses and watching fireworks

Shubh Diwali by Chitra Soundar

Diwali has arrived! Rangoli art decorates the floor and strings of flowers hang around the doors. Now it’s time to ring the bells, light the lamps, and welcome the new year with family and friends. A sweet introduction to the Hindu festival of lights.

Lilu’’s Bright Diwali by Anita Nahta Amin

Lilu wants to help her family get ready for the big party celebrating Diwali. When Lilu’s father can’t find the traditional Diwali oil lamps, Lilu finally knows how she can help. She uses her clay to make colorful new lamps for the celebration.

Let’s Celebrate Five Days of Diwali by Ajanta Chakraborty

Go on an adventure with Maya, Neel, and Chintu the squirrel, as they learn all about this famous Indian festival of lights including Dhanteras, Diwali sweets, Rangoli drawings, fireworks and the special sibling bond of Bhai Dooj.