Neelu, 10, lives in India and talks about what goes on during the festival of Diwali.
Here's her report:
Diwali is a Hindu festival and is the happiest and
noisiest of the Hindu calendar.
It is the festival of lights, crackers and sweets. It is one of my favourite festivals when we all meet with our families, eat lots of sweets and watch fireworks and crackers going off all around us.
Five days off school
We celebrate Diwali because this is the time when Rama returned home with his wife Sita, it is also when
the demon king Ravan was killed so we celebrate it as
It is a five day festival so all the children have five days off school to spend with their families.
We do lots of different things on each day of the