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Year 1 Learn about Diwali

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Year 1 have been learning all about Diwali. Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word deepavali, meaning "rows of lighted lamps". Houses, shops and public places are decorated with small oil lamps called diyas. People also enjoy fireworks and sweets too, so it's really popular with children.

Photograph of Year 1's Diwali Celebrations

It was wonderful to welcome Mrs Moore to Goldfield, Mrs Moore shared the story of Diwali with Year 1 and then made Diya lamps with everyone. We would like to say a huge Animated words Thank youto her and to Tesco for supplying all the materials for the lamps and the bag of rice each child took home. Please scroll down to view photographs of the children making the Diya lamps.

Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas

Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas
Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas
Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas
Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas
Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas
Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas
Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas
Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas
Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas Photograph of Year 1 making Diyas

 

 

Some Diwali Traditions

  • Many lights and oil lamps are lit on the streets and in houses
  • People visit their relatives and have feasts
  • Fireworks and festivities are an essential part of the occasion
  • Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, is worshipped as the bringer of blessings for the new year
 

 

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