Oct. 8, 2019
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is the biggest festival in the Hindu calendar and is celebrated in October or November each year. Diwali symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. The celebration involves several million lights illuminating rooftops, doorways and windows in temples and buildings across the countries where the festival is observed. The festival unifies religions, regions and cultures bringing together Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism along with Hinduism.
This year Diwali falls on Saturday, 27th October, and we want to celebrate with a Festival of Light competition that will run until Thursday, 31st October. We are celebrating light and colour and invite your class to be creative and get involved. What does Diwali mean to you? Create a scene using 2Paint a Picture or 2Paint or why not use 2Create a Story to share your own recount or story. For the younger pupils, you can design your own Mehndi.
You can use some of our Purple Mash Diwali themed resources for inspiration and for teaching more about the festival and Hindu religion.
To enter, simply email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and our favourites will be announced in the November Purple Mash newsletter and on our social media platforms. We will also have a prize for our top three submissions, which includes a certificate and a bag of goodies that we will send to your schools winning class. Good luck!
To start a 14-day free trial of Purple Mash and to get involved in the Festival of Light competition, register here.