Bright Horizons children celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights. Millions of families across the world celebrate including Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.
Children at Bright Horizons New Eltham Day Nursery and Preschool have been celebrating Diwali this week by taking part in a number of activities.
The children have been making rangoli art, painting clay tealight holders and dressing up in their brightness outfits.
“It was great to see the children taking part in the Diwali celebrations and learning more about the traditions associated with the Festival of Light,” said Nursery Manager Michelle Gregory.
Children at Bright Horizons Lewisham Day Nursery and Preschool have been learning more about Diwali.
The children were introduced to the festival Diwali by taking part in a variety of activities where they listened to cultural music, observed traditional clothing and dressed up after doing so.
“They also created their own Diyas, tried traditional foods, learned the names of gods and goddesses, and also had conversations around the Rangoli design,” said Nursery Manager Sally Osborn.
Children at Bright Horizons Toyota Bumpers Day Nursery and Preschool in Burnaston, Derbyshire have began celebrating Diwali as the festival of light gets underway.
The children have enjoyed making Rangoli patterns with the flowers and firework pictures to take home.
“Diwali takes place over the next five days and it has begun here at Bumpers. This is the biggest festival of the Hindu year,” said Nursery Manager Lisa Snell.