Exploring Fascinating Diwali 2023 Facts for Children

Kids are always excited about Diwali. With Diwali 2023 around the corner, your kids must be eagerly looking forward to eating sweets, wearing new clothes and bursting crackers.

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Diwali 2023 facts to cheer your kids

Share these interesting Diwali facts with your kids and see their excitement going to another level.

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1. Diwali 2023: When is Diwali celebrated

  • Diwali occurs on the night of Amavasya. It is a no-moon night and this is why, people decorate their houses with lights and burst crackers.
  • It is mainly celebrated in either October or November.

2. Date: When is Diwali 2023

  • The dates of the festival keep changing for every year. This year, Diwali Puja 2023 will fall on the 12th of November.

3. Why is it called “Diwali”

  • Diwali is also known as Deepawali and Divali.
  • Indians regard Diwali as the festival of lights.
  • The word Diwali originated from the Hindi word “Diwa” or “Diya”.
  • Deepawali means “rows of lighted lamps” or “a continuous line of lighted lamps”.

4. How is Diwali celebrated

  • The preparations for Diwali begin almost a month ago. Click Here to read some amazing DIY activities and try them at home with your kids.
  • The festival of lights last for a period of 5 consecutive days- Dhanteras, Naraka Chaturdasi, Laxmi Puja, Govardhan Puja, and Bhaiduj.
  • Each day of the festival is celebrated with great joy and excitement across the country.
  • People wear new clothes on Diwali as a part of tradition. Click Here and shop festive wear for your little ones.
  • Diwali gifting is an important ritual. Now create cute DIY Diwali gifts with your kids and surprise your loved ones. Click Here for some amazing DIY Diwali ideas.
  • Almost every house entrance is beautifully decorated with colorful Rangolis.
  • Shri Laxmi Charan Paduka is an important element used in the house decorations on Diwali. Click Here to learn how to DIY Shri Laxmi Charan Paduka with your kids.

5. Why is Diwali celebrated

  • The festival of Diwali is celebrated by devotees for different reasons. Each State has their own reasons to celebrate.
  • A certain section of the Hindus celebrate it to commemorate the return of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita.
  • Rama and Sita returned to Ayodhya after completing fourteen long years of exile.
  • People from Bengal celebrate Diwali to worship the divine powers of the Goddess Kaali.
  • Some devotees even celebrate Diwali to commemorate the victory of Lord Krishna over the evil king Narakaasura.

6. What does Diwali symbolize

  • Deepawali symbolizes the victory of light over darkness.
  • It signifies the triumph of good over evil.
  • This is a festival of oneness. People from all walks of life should celebrate it as a family forgetting about their differences- both religious and personal.
  • It teaches us to be humble and forgive not just others but ourselves too.
  • Giving, sharing, and exchanging things out of love is the true spirit of Diwali. Do share it with your friends and family and even share with those that are underprivileged.
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We hope you loved reading these interesting Diwali facts. Don’t forget to share these amazing Diwali facts with your kids and have a blast this Diwali. Happy Diwali shopping! Happy Parenting!

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