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Today we celebrated the Hindu festival of Diwali. The morning began with Mrs Winter introducing Diwali to the whole school.

She told us that:

  • Diwali is the main festival for people of the Hindu religion.
  • It is called the ‘festival of light’.
  • It celebrates the victory of good over evil – light over dark.
  • Diwali is held on the darkest night in the Hindu month of Kartika (October/November).
  • It is held on the night of a new moon (when there is no moon is the sky – the darkest night).
  • The date of the festival changes each year because the cycle of the moon is not in line with the months.
  • This year, the date of the festival is Thursday 19th October.


Each class took part in three workshops including traditional Indian dancing, Rangoli patterns and making Diva lamps. For lunch we enjoyed a spectacular feast!