Festivals commemorate significant moments in every religion’s calendar. Hindu traditions focus on aspects of religious life at various times of the year.
Why are festivals important to believers?
They remember important events and teachings
They make people forget about their religion
People can spend a lot of money and enjoy themselves
What is the popular Hindu festival of Divali often called?
The festival of colour
The big feast
The festival of light
Which Hindu Deity's deeds are often retold at the time of the Divali festival?
The Hindu goddess of wealth is often worshipped at Divali. What is her name?
What is a rangoli?
A special sweet dish eaten at Divali
A colourful pattern some Hindus create around doorsteps at Divali
A type of firework used to celebrate Divali
What is a common theme across many Hindu festivals?
Good overcoming evil
Which popular Hindu Deity is associated with the festival of Holi?
What do many Hindus do to celebrate Holi?
Paint a special pattern
Throw away all their old paint
Have paint fights and play jokes on one another
Why might effigies of Holika be burnt on a bonfire as part of Holi celebrations?
She is the goddess of Holi
She tried to kill her nephew in a fire
She loves fires
Which Hindu festival includes sisters tying a rakhi on their brothers' wrists to symbolise love and blessings?