Diwali Family Guide for Metro Detroit Families

Diwali, a five-day Festival of Lights, kicks off on Oct. 24, 2022. Here are some fun ways you and your family can celebrate.

Diwali is as one of India’s biggest holidays that occurs each fall. Also known as the festival of lights, the five-day religious holiday focuses on hope and positivity. The main celebration will occur on Oct. 24 this year.

Here in Metro Detroit, many families might wonder how to celebrate Diwali in 2022. We’ve rounded up the best kid-friendly ways to mark the holiday, including recipes and more activities.

Events

Diwali Celebration at Schoolcraft College

Nov. 12, 2022

Individuals of all faiths are invited to a Diwali celebration at Schoolcraft College. There will be dinner and entertainment.

Activities

Read Binny’s Diwali

 You’ll enjoy reading this story about a girl named Binny, who’s nervous to share her favorite holiday, Diwali, with her class. This is also a great book to learn more about Diwali with your kids.

Diwali Recipes for Kids

You can’t forget about food when celebrating Diwali! Buzzing Bubs shares a round-up of Diwali recipes that kids will love. You can enjoy something savory like Sabudana vada, a deep-fried snack, or something sweet like coconut sooji ladoos.

Diwali Crafts for Kids

When celebrating the festival of lights, many families clean up their homes and then decorate with colorful decorations. Your kids can try out one of these Diwali crafts from The Joy of Sharing to help with decorating or perhaps make a gift for a loved one.


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