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Diwali- The Festival of Lights

We learnt about Diwali The Festival of Lights which is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists. We created Rangoli patterns to bring us good luck. Some of us created symmetrical patterns! Very clever Castle Class! We also created Diva lamps. We learnt that Diva lamps are lit to welcome Goddess Lakshmi into peoples homes and to celebrate light over darkness. 

Holi- The Festival of Colours

We learnt about 'Holi' The Festival of Colours. We learnt that it is an ancient Hindu religious festival which is celebrated all over the world. It marks the beginning of spring and is usually celebrated in March. The festival begins with a Holika bonfire which people sing and  dance around. The following day, everyone celebrates in the streets with a carnival of colour!  They throw colourful powders and water onto each other and sing, dance and have fun together! We experienced this by having our very own 'Festival of Colour', using special powder paints designed for Holi. We had so much fun!