Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights. Traditionally, small oil-burning lamps called “diyas” are lit. Rangoli, intricate designs made of colored powdered rice, are made on the floor at the entry ways to welcome guests. For the celebrations, women of India decorate their hands with mehndi, a dye made of henna painted in intricate designs. Children can participate in making their own versions of each of these Diwali traditions.