International School India Day
Namaste Dear Friends!
Diwali or ‘Festival of lights‘ is India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year. Indians celebrate with family gatherings, glittering clay lamps, festive fireworks, strings of electric lights, bonfires, flowers, sharing of sweets, and worship to Lakshmi.
Our kids had the chance to celebrate Diwali by wearing Indian clothes, turbans, making Indian henna design. They learned a small Indian dance with all its elegant hand movements. We discovered who is Ganesh, the elephant man, god of wisdom.
We listened to fascinating Indian music and the kids played the harp tuned on an typical Indian scale.
Colorful varieties of fireworks are always associated with Diwali festival, and for this we had crackers and candles to get that celebrative feeling!
The festival of Diwali is never complete without an exchange of gifts. Our kids made small gifts to give to their loved ones, friendship bracelets, Indian sweets made of nuts and typical Indian spices and the Indian flag.