Diwali is one of our biggest festivals which is celebrated in all parts of India. Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile.
Rangoli and Diya
All the houses are decorated with lights and flowers..Rangoli is made with colours and flowers,inside and outside the houses.We wear new clothes and pray to Goddess Lakshmi.Mummy cooks yummy Indian food and we celebrate with family and friends.
Fun Time :-
Diwali time is fun time .We get Diwali holidays…but before that we have a Diwali party in school and do lots of art and craft as well. We decorate our classes ,sometimes do a little cooking and invite our teachers to our class. Mum and Dad take us for shopping….we buy new clothes and presents for our relations. Diwali is a family festival so many a time uncles ,aunties.and cousins all celebrate together —–its a yearly family get together.
Our pearls of wisdom :-
. When we enjoy we must also be considerate towards others…..
. Be responsible–clear the mess after the party and help to put away things
. Respect and love all religions and people.We should make sure we don’t make too much noise and disturb others. We should appreciate and take care of any decorations others have made. We should pay our respects to all elders around us and seek their blessings.
. Care and share with the less fortunate. We can give our old toys, books, stationary and clothes to those who work for us…. but remember these things must be in good condition or else we would be insulting them.Another way is to visit an orphanage and enjoy Diwali with those children. With mum’s help and prior permission we can plan an outing with them along with our friends.
First of all we must enjoy the festival…..and then also remember to keep the environment clean and pollution free.—–Yes it’s no to crackers….but when you are small you can play with a sparkler or two. This way your curiosity will be over and you will understand what pollution does to us.
Enjoy eating the yummies mum makes…..
. Wash your hands before eating.
. Sit in one place and eat. Bite your food , eat slowly and close your mouth and chew.
. Take only how much you can eat…you can always take a second helping.Its not good to waste food.You are the lucky one who can choose and eat what you like ..so many children don’t know when they will get their next meal.
. Wait for your turn and learn to share.
. Wash your hands and mouth after you finish.
. Always help to clean up.
Spend time with your grandparents and ask them to tell you about Diwali celebrations when they were young–you will understand how strong our Indian traditions are.