W.A.L.That people all around the world have different celebrations and festivals. We are so lucky that these special times are shared by families in Aotearoa New Zealand too. We have been learning about the beautiful colours, patterns and activities of Diwali – the Indian Festival of Light. We all helped to make a special rangoli pattern using coloured powders and we placed by our door to welcome visitors.
We designed and painted our own rangoli patterns too. We have read and heard stories of Diwali and on Friday we decorated our diva lamps and made a special type of sweet called Coconut Ladoo