Hi, today I am going to tell you what I did for Diwali. For us, Diwali started on Friday, November 14th and ended on Monday, November 18th.
First Day of Diwali
The first day was "Naraka Chathurdasi." I woke up early and brushed my teeth. My mom put tilak on my forehead. Then, she applied oil to all the family members. After that, I took an oil bath. Then, I prayed to god. Next, my dad, my sister, and I burnt firecrackers. On this day we celebrate Krishna and Satyabhama kill Narakasura. That means we pray to Lord Krishna and Lord Krishna's third wife.
Second Day of Diwali
On the second day of Diwali we did the Lakshmi puja. This is the main festival. Goddess Lakshmi is believed to enter homes and bless people with a good fortune. Tiny oil diyas, candles, and electric lights are placed around houses. We woke up early and prayed to Goddess Lakshmi. My mom cooked yummy food. My family and I ate the food. In the evening my dad, my sister, and I burnt firecrackers.
Third Day of Diwali
We celebrate King Bali's promise story on the third day of Diwali. Lord Vishnu took the form of Vamana avatar on this day and requested 3 steps of land. Looking at the size of Vamana, he promised. Vaman turned big. The first step covered the whole space. The second step covered the whole universe, including Earth. But, for the third space there was no space. So, King Bali said keep the foot on my head. That's how King Bali fulfilled his promise.
At my home
My friend came to my house. His name was Eshan. My mom made delicious food for us. My mom made Puri, Sagu, Gulab Jamun, Rice and Sambar. We also had sajige. After lunch, Eshan, his dad, my sister, my dad, and I went to three different parks. The parks are: Tribeca Park, Lincoln Park, and the Lake Park. In the evening we burnt firecrackers. Eshan and his family went home.
Fourth Day of Diwali
On this day we do the Govardhan Puja. In my native place on this day we celebrate by worshiping cows.
That was a great Diwali, right? We learned facts about Diwali and you got to see how I celebrate Diwali at my house.