Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Happy Diwali...

We've enjoyed learning a little more about the special festival of Diwali this week. Diwali is celebrated by a number of students in our class and across the school.  It is a Hindu festival also known as Divali or Deepavali and the "festival of lights".  It is celebrated during October-November each year and lasts for 5 days. This year the Hindu New Year is on the 11th November (today). The festival is particularly associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.

Here is a little video we've watched to help us understand more about Diwali...



During the week we have been colouring in Rangoli patterns to display in our classroom. Rangoli is a traditional Indian art form often associated with Diwali. A Rangoli is a brightly coloured design created using different materials such as coloured powders, seeds and grains, flower petals, pencils, pens and paint.  We are making made ours on paper with brightly coloured pastels, then finished them off with sparkly glitter.  


On Friday Akshaya's mum Mani is coming in to help us to paint our very own divas/diyas and make some Diwali lanterns.  We are really looking forward to that.

Manvi and her family have sent some photos from their Diwali celebrations at home this week...



Our poem of the week is all about Diwali...


We love celebrating the diversity of our class and school ... thank you for celebrating with us.  Happy Diwali B5 friends and family.


1 comment:

  1. What a great blog about Diwali. It made me hungry and I had to eat my lunch early! Great work B5!

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