Celebrate Diwali

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is a major holiday celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains around the world to mark new beginnings and the triumph of good.

Diwali is a four-day celebration from October 25-29th, and you can celebrate Diwali with us through stories, by making diyas and rangoli art, and henna on Saturday, October 19 from 2-4 pm at Davis Library. There is limited parking on the library grounds, but there is parking nearby on Caravan Drive. Be prepared for a crowd!

Diyas are lamps usually made from clay with a wick. For Diwali, houses are usually decorated with diyas places around entrances and boundaries. Rangoli art is created with patterns using items such as colorful rice, sand and flower petals, and is thought to bring good luck.

A collection of books about Diwali at Plano Public Library

Want to learn more about Diwali? Check out some of the books we have available to explore this cultural celebration:

Ready to have some fun? Hear Diwali stories, make diyas and rangoli art, and get henna on Saturday, October 19 from 2-4 pm at Davis Library.

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