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posted Nov 7, 2010, 3:36 PM by Balvihar Teachers 2A   [ updated Sep 10, 2011, 11:11 PM by Balvihar Administrator ]
November 5, 2010
Diwali, popularly known as the festival of lights, is an important five-day festival in Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism, occurring between mid-October and mid-November. For Hindus, Diwali is the most important festival of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes.
Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshman from his fourteen-year-long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana. In joyous celebration of the return of their king, the people of Ayodhya, the Capital of Rama, illuminated the kingdom with earthen diyas (oil lamps) and burst crackers.
(taken from wikipedia)
We will be having our Balvihar Diwali Program on November 14, 2010.
For more information about the Balvihar Diwali celebration look in class announcements.