Diwali, the festival of lights, celebrates the ending of the Ramayana story in which King Rama is reunited with his long-lost wife Sita. Two young British Hindus describe the significance of the festival and how they prepare for the celebration.

This clip is from:
Belief File, Hinduism: Family
First broadcast:
25 March 2011

Useful as a starter on Diwali. Give pupils a list of key vocabulary and, as they watch the clip they can note down the meanings of these terms. They can share in pairs to improve their definitions, before sharing as a class. What key features on Hindu beliefs can they draw from the clip? Could be used to introduce a comparison with other beliefs and in a discussion about why festivals are important in bringing young people into their faith. How do festivals like Diwali involve young people?