Celebrating Diwali in Year 3

There was a party atmosphere in Year 3 on Monday as we continued to investigate and discuss whether celebrating Diwali at home and in the community brings a sense of belonging to a Hindu child.

We listened to Diwali party songs and the classroom became a riot of colour as we made diya lamps and coloured in rangoli patterns, both of which are a traditional part of Diwali celebrations.

We also talked about how we might feel, preparing for Diwali, were we Hindu, and came to the conclusion that many of the things we would look forward to, such as parties, special meals, presents, and being with loved ones, are the same for people of all faiths and none. Another lovely reason to remember that we are more united by our similarities than we are divided by our differences.