“A festival of lights.”
Just 2 weeks ago, we celebrated Deepavali (also known as Diwali), the festival of lights, at all 4 Josiah centres. Deepavali is an important festival to the Hindus as it signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.
This year in Josiah, our children went on a learning expedition to learn and find out more about the history, traditions, cultures, and customs of Deepavali.
Our precious little ones and teachers came in lovely traditional costumes – sarees or Punjabi suits for the girls, and Dhoti or Jeepa for the boys! A whole series of activities was lined up for the children – and they had so much fun! We did Henna art, learned more about Deepavali through interesting stories, learned some Indian dance moves, and played games such as Bangle Toss and Musical Chairs – with catchy Indian music of course!
The older children also learned how to make Suji Halwa, a type of Indian dessert. They even went on a food tasting spree! There was Murukku, Suji Halwa, and many other Indian snacks and desserts – Yummy!
What are you waiting for? Hop on and join us in celebrating this festival of lights now!
That’s all for Deepavali 2017! Stay tuned for more fun-filled events coming your way!
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