Location: Bexleyheath
28th October 2016

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 colors. 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.

The children each made their own tea light holder out of clay. The children moulded it into the shape they wanted. Once the clay had dried, the children then used different coloured paints to decorate the holder and they were then able to take these home and were very proud of what they had made.