On Friday we were very lucky to have Kushal and his Mum, Moana share their celebrations of Diwali also known as the Festival of Lights with us.
Many Indians celebrate Diwali with gifts, lights, fireworks and special meals. We had lots of fun painting a clay pot each. We used bright acrylic colours and glitter. The pot is called diva and is used as a receptacle for a candle or fire.
We made fireworks uing cellophane and tin foil.
We practiced colouring in rangoli patterns. A rangoli is a colourful design made on the floor near the entrance to a house to welcome guests. At Diwali, Hindus draw bright Rangoli patterns to encourage the goddess Lakshmi to enter their homes.