The significance of the Indian Diwali Festival

December 17, 2014

This week the Early Years children learned about the Indian Festival of Diwali. All the children listened to the story of Diwali, then coloured some nice Diwali patterns and had their hands painted with the specific Diwali Henna drawings. They also tasted some specific treats traditionally offered and eaten during this celebration.

We hope that by studying the festivals celebrated in different cultures and countries that our children gain a better awareness about the similarities and differences between themselves and others from differing families and communities, with different traditions.

We would like to thank our parents for their involvement and positive impact on the Early Years children. All children enjoyed the parents’ presence and we are looking forward to having more parents in class on different occasions.