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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Diwali Festival

The Diwali Celebration at Rainbow Montessori

Diwali as explained in Wikipedia:Diwali or
 Dīpāvali (Sanskrit: a row of lamps[1]) is a significant festival in HinduismBuddhismSikhism, and Jainism, and an official holiday in India.[2] Adherents of these religions celebrate Diwali as the Festival of Lights. They light diyas—cotton string wicks inserted in small clay pots filled with oil—to signify victory of good over the evil within an individual.

On the day of Diwali, many wear new and colorful Indian clothes and share sweets and snacks. We celebrate different occasions and events of different cultures in our school because it is important for us to accept others both for the ways in which we are different and also for the ways in which we are similar and to express our identity in ways that do not harden boundaries with others.

with my Director Miss Boi

Miss Geraldine and Miss Boi

Miss Jayashri with the children

Lakshita and Ananya

Miss Verma and Miss Sami with the children

Miss Kausar

Arjit, Pranav, Mayur and Bhargav telling us stories on Diwali. 

It was a wonderful day getting to know, understand and embrace other culture, tradition and belief. It was an exciting day for everyone of course with the help of the sweets and snacks. 

Happy Diwali!


mi sello personal said...

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Unstoppable Spirit said...

Thanks Laura...I am receiving too are wonderful

Anonymous said...

This post reminded me why we enjoyed hosting exchange students. We hosted six exchange students. Our students came from Germany (two girls), Denmark (one girl), Brazil (two boys) and South Korea (one boy). Our South Korean exchange student left in December 2006.

I like the colorful clothing in your post.

Anonymous said...

Hi, your blog is wonderful. Although I am a catholic, i too feel it is important to respect and cherish festivities of other religions.

Everyone is dressed in such beautiful festive attire... and the little one's are so cute ! Thank you for dropping by my blog... i am glad it led me to you.

NM said...

How nice of you to come by and visit me! Nice to meet you. I have signed up to follow you so I can read all of your positive and affirming messages every day. Best wishes, NM.

Cheryl said...

Such wonderful traditions and festivals. Enjoyed the beautiful clothing.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I celebrated Diwali too. Happy Diwali to you! It looks like you had a wonderful day. :)

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Ange said...

Thank you for following my blog too! I look forward to reading more. I have a very cherished Indian friend (we used to work together in Women's education in UNESCO) who speaks of Diwali too... A bientôt

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