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Listen to the thrilling Diwali story about Lord Rama and his wife Sita.

San Antonio, Texas hosts the largest Diwali festival in the United States. San Antonio’s sister city is Chennai, India. Diwali festivalgoers light thousands of diyas along the River Walk. They have a parade, Rangoli competition, and dance presentation representing regions from all over India. People dress in beautiful, traditional clothes.

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Making Connections


What part of the Diwali celebration were you most interested in? Please explain your answer.


Have you read any books about other Hindu holidays? If so, what did that holiday have in common with Diwali?


Why do you think Diwali is so widely celebrated? If you were to celebrate Diwali, where in the world would you like to go?

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