Location: Bexleyheath
19th October 2017

Diwali

The Indian festival of Diwali, is also referred to as the Festival of Lights. Diwali has significance to Hindus, Sikhs and Jains in India, making it the most widely celebrated festival in the country.

Each year on 30th October people of all communities celebrate this festival to welcome a new ray of hope into their lives through this festival, when all the negative forces are believed to be removed from both, one’s home and life. Before Diwali, people clean their home and paint it with attractive colours. Every nook and corner in the home is lighted with clay diyas or electric lamps to expel darkness and ensure prosperity can see its way home. Children and all the ages of people burnt firecrackers to enjoy the day.

For the Diwali Festival Pre-school coloured in their own Rangoli patterns using bright colours and talked about the shapes which created them. The children made candle holders using clay and then painted them in all different colours which they then took home. 

The children in the younger rooms used different coloured paints to make their Diwali pictures. The children also had Diwali colouring in pictures and used bright coloured pens to colour in our Diwali prints.