288 words short essay for kids on Diwali festival. Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the Hindus. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout India. With this festival are associated so many lores and legends. It marks the return of Lord Rama after years of exile. As a matter of fact, Diwali is the symbol of the victory of good over evil.
On the day of Diwali, there are hectic activities all around. People call on and invite their nearest and dearest ones. Sweets are made and distributed among friends and relatives. People indulge in fun and frolic on the day of Diwali.
New clothes are worn by the young and the old, high and low. Children and teenagers are dressed in their most glittering and dazzling dresses. At night, fireworks and crackers are also let off. The bright sparkles of the fireworks present an exquisite sight in the dark, moonless night.
The festival wears a lovely look. Everyone is glad, gay and mirthful. Some celebrate in the most enthusiastic way. Some indulge in gambling. Gambling, according to gamblers, forms a part of Diwali festivities. At night people illuminate their houses, walls and terraces with earthen lamps. These glittering lights present a bewitching spectacle. Apart from houses, public buildings and government offices are also lit up. The lovely scene of lights and illumination is enchanting.
“Lakshmi Puja’ is performed at night. The Hindus worship Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, on this day. They pray, so that Goddess Lakshmi may visit their houses.
Diwali is celebrated in every nook and corner of the country. Thus, this festival also creates a sense of oneness among the people. It becomes a symbol of unity. An Indian cannot think of life without Diwali, so popular is this festival.