On Friday, we celebrated Diwali – “Diwali means rows of lighted lamps. It is a festival of lights and every Indian celebrates it with joy. During this festival, people light up their houses and shops. They worship Lord Ganesha for good welfare and prosperity and Goddess Lakshmi for wealth and wisdom.”
We got to watch beautiful traditional performances from children at our school and high school students. Some of the activities that we did were: creating our own mandalas and rangolis to decorate our room, creating colourful paper chains and beaded bracelets.
In this community, I think it’s wonderful that we all come together to celebrate different cultures. I love learning about the traditions and cultures of others, as I too, love to share my traditions and cultures with others. Having that opportunity to share, learn and become culturally aware is such a great way to promote inclusion and respect in our community.