On Saturday 14th November Hindus and Sikhs across the world celebrated Diwali. This year of course it was slightly different as the temples were closed and huge outdoor festivals were cancelled due to Covid-19. However, here at St Faith’s we believe that important celebrations from all faiths should be observed, especially those that make us feel happy! Diwali is a significant festival and a time for new beginnings…it’s called the Festival of Light.
Just before Diwali houses are cleaned so that everything is ready to welcome the festival. On Diwali day gifts are exchanged, new clothes are worn and special prayers are said.
Despite having temples closed and firework displays cancelled, isn’t it lovely that we can still celebrate together at our happy school? In the nursery brightly coloured painting were made, in Year 2 they wrote Happy Diwali in Punjabi, the Reception children made cards for someone special and Rangoli patterns were made by lots of year groups to brighten up the classrooms. Year 3 also hung up Happy Diwali banners! Keep on shining everybody you are all our sparkling shiny stars that lighten up our lives. Hopefully soon we will be out of this time of darkness and a new bright era will begin. Stay safe everybody and know that you are all loved by our family at St Faith’s no matter who you are or what you believe. ਦਿਵਾਲੀ ਦੀਆਂ ਮੁਬਾਰਕਾਂ.