The Festival of Lights and a Day of Delights

Students in Ms. Bloss’ class learn about the history of India’s largest holiday, Diwali the Festival of Lights, and celebrate by creating their own Rangoli for their homes.

Thursday, November 4th, 2021It’s the Festival of Lights and a day full of delights for the Syracuse Academy of Science elementary school Atoms in Ms. Bloss’ class. On Thursday, November 4th, India celebrated its largest holiday of the year, Diwali or Dipawali.

Diwali is also commonly known as the Festival of Lights, as it gets its name from the row of clay lamps that are left outside of homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness.

To celebrate, students listened to a story about Diwali, and flexed their creativity muscles making their own Rangoli. For those not familiar with Rangoli, it is an art of decoration drawn on the floor or the entrances of homes with sands of many colors, that is thought to bring good luck, prosperity in the house and in the family, and to welcome guests.


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