Diwali: Festival of Lights

Shubh Diwali

Diwali is a five day festival of lights. Each of the five days hold their own significance as faith, food, fireworks, family and charity come together as one during the festive season. This year, Diwali begins on Tuesday, November 2, but the main celebration falls on Thursday, November 4.

Learn how people celebrate this holiday with these books, available on Hoopla, with your WNPL library card.

Diwali Lights by Rina Singh Diwali Lights

Every year in October or November people come together to celebrate Diwali. It is 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, and 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 DiwaliShubh 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.


5 Days of DiwaliLet’s Celebrate 5 Days of Diwali by Ajanta Chakraborty

Go on an adventure with Maya, Neel, and their cute little partner, 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.