Easy-to-read text paired with colorful photos and informative captions introduces readers to an Indian holiday, Diwali. The origin of Diwali is described, including its roots in the Hindu religion and its association with the goddess Lakshmi. Readers are introduced to the holiday's customs, such as cleaning the home, wearing new clothes, giving gifts of sweets, decorating with rangoli, and lighting lamps and fireworks. Also discussed is the holiday's connection with the start of a new business year. Features include table of contents, map, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.