In recent weeks, ELL teacher, Mrs. Torres has been teaching students at Garfield about Diwali.  Diwali is the start of the Hindu New Year. It is celebrated in autumn during a new moon. People often light lamps and candles to celebrate it.  As a result, Diwali is also called the Festival of Lights.  Diwali spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.  A few of our students celebrate Diwali and wore native dress to show their classmates how it looks.