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Lighting a Lamp : A Diwali Story (Paperback) (Jonny Zucker & Jan Barger Cohen)
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Books in the Festival Time series describe the activities of typical families as parents and children celebrate some of their culture’s major holidays. Attractive color illustrations on every page will appeal to younger children. The simply yet delightfully told stories describe the festivities while giving children background information about holidays in many different cultures. A two-page spread at the back of each book contains information for parents, and includes suggestions on ways to communicate the holiday’s meaning to kids. Diwali is the Hindu five-day festival of lights that welcomes in the lunar new year. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the dark fortnight of the Hindu month of Ashwin, or Aasho, which occurs in October or November, depending on the lunar calendar. During the festival, parents tell stories that relate to the holiday, exchange gifts of sweets, light candles, and attend elaborate fireworks displays. The holiday is marked by an abundance of lights displayed in homes and businesses.
A family celebrates the Hindu festival of Diwali, a festival of light, by making rangoli patterns, lighting diyas, wearing new clothes, exchanging sweets with friends, and watching a fireworks display.
Number of Pages: 17
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Holidays + Celebrations / Other + Religious
Series Title: Festival Time
Publisher: Barrons Juveniles
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Jonny Zucker & Jan Barger Cohen
Street Date: September 1, 2004
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-3797