Year Six | Diwali Day Celebrations

1 November 2019

On Friday 25th October Cranbourne Carlisle PS hosted Diwali Day.  We celebrated with fabulous dance  presentations from our children from all year levels and the children were able to sample some delicious food supplied by our parents and community members.

Diwali Day  is a festival of lights. During this festival, people light up their houses and shops with Diyas (Small cup-shaped oil lamp made of baked clay).

They worship the Lord Ganesha for good welfare and prosperity and Goddess Lakshmi for wealth and wisdom. Every year around October and November, Hindus around the world celebrate Diwali, or Deepavali—a festival of lights that stretches back more than 2,500 years. And in India, the five-day celebration marks the biggest holiday of the year.