This week, Year 6 carried out some research about the Hindu festival of Diwali. When interviewing Rania, she recounted some incredible information that she knew first hand!
Here’s what she said:
Diwali is the festival of lights, which is meant to celebrate good over evil. People who celebrate Diwali hang up lights and wear very special, shiny clothes that are meant to be sparkly. One special garment is the sari. My Nono(granny) , sends me and my sister new saris from Pakistan. Here’s a fun fact, my auntie is called Henna and henna/mendiis a pattern that is painted on your hands and arms for celebrations, including Diwali. Family and friends also get together and say “Happy Diwali” to each and then we eat special food such as biriyani, curry, and daal. The best part is that the children are given presents, including money!!