One way to introduce children in the classroom about different cultures is to celebrate different holidays that the other children have. Last week we celebrated Diwali which is the Festival of Lights in India. This festival signifies the triumph of good over evil but also signifies hope. One of our students helped us celebrate.
She wore her special clothes
and brought a sweet called “sheera” or “halwa” to share.
They also brought in special lamps to light
and a rangoli!
We learned that Diwali is all about colors and lights (and sweet treats!)
Thank you to Sahana and her family!