Celebrating alongside other Cultures
At Playgroup we supported Diwali with a celebration. We had beautiful tea light candles in colourful Diyas, this is a significance of Diwali,
We had art activties that the children were happy to explore and participate:
Rangoli patterns: Children were able to use the rangoli powder to sprinkle ontop of their glued picture . (this looked like sifted chalk) when you shake the rangoli off it left a beautiful colourful picture.
We had on offer coloured home-made play dough with a choice of sequins to decorate it with. They made some beautiful coloured patterns.
Henna: Two very talented educators Amanda and Trish were brave enough to give it a go and apply Henna.
Sue Kindly bought in some yummy Indian sweets which were offered to the Educators.
Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual "victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance."
The spiritual Significance of Diwali : Beyond the lights Diwali is a time to reflect on life and make changes for the upcoming year. With that there are a number of customs that revealers hold dear each year.