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Diwali

This afternoon we learnt about the Hindu festival, Diwali; the Festival of Lights. We listened to the story of Rama and Sita and discussed how good conquered evil in the end. We looked at photographs of how Hindus celebrate this festival by making colourful rangoli patterns, designing mehndi patterns on hands and feet, lighting candles/lanterns/diva pots and having lots of yummy food with family and friends. We had lots of fun joining in with some of these traditions and had a go at designing mehndi hand patterns, creating rangoli patterns with coloured rice and chalk, making lanterns and using clay to make our own diva pots.

Ps, I so should have taken a before photo of the rice pots before the carpet had a full on rainbow rice makeover, which again I wish I took a photo of šŸ˜‚ The children very kindly helped to sweep it all up whilst giggling away!


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