Monday, 31 October 2016

Happy Diwali!

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On Sunday, many Hindu and Sikh families celebrated Diwali- this festival lasts for five days. You might have seen or heard lots of fireworks this weekend! Diwali is the festival of lights, which celebrates the triumph of good over evil. You may have heard the story of Rama and Sita- click the link below if you can't remember it!

Click here to see the story again!

One of the special traditions is the drawing or painting of Rangoli patterns. Rangoli patterns are created on the floor of homes and other buildings to welcome in visitors.  They are also thought to welcome the Goddess of Wealth. They are usually brightly coloured, with repeated shapes, often in flower or petal designs. Sometimes the patterns are made with coloured rice, grains or petals.

There are many fascinating traditions for celebrating Diwali from around the world- take a look at this Newsround page to find out more!


aisling said...

there so pretty

cecille said...

wow this will be cool.

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