Diwali Celebrations

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Last weekend saw Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains around the world begin the five-day festival of lights known as Diwali, the biggest celebration in the Hindu calendar. In our class we learned about Diwali and what it meant to Hindus.

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On the occasion of Diwali, people decorate their home with a variety of colours, rangoli patterns and one of the most popular decoration items on the occasion of Diwali is the Diwali Lantern which is known in India as Aakash Kandil. It is made using many bright and colourful papers. We decided to make some to symbolise Diwali in our classroom.

 

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Our ‘Goodness Me Goodness You’ Area with Ms. Diskin’s Diwali Lantern.

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Us making our paper lanterns – these were very quick and fun to make!

It’s fun to learn about different celebrations around the world and sharing our own ideas and opinions together.

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