Today, we learnt about the celebration of Diwali. We found out that Diwali is a five day celebration with the main day being celebrated on Wednesday 7th November. It is a festival of light celebrated by Hindus and some other religions. The festival celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.
After learning about Diwali, we got to create some amazing pieces of art or participate in a dance. We were very lucky to have the opportunity to participate in different activities throughout the day. The first group, took part in creating a canvas wall art. The second group, created dot mandala. A mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form, they generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms. The third group, had the opportunity to learn and take part in a dance.
We enjoyed learning about how another faith celebrates and really enjoyed being a part of the festival.