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Diwali – Festival of Light

14/11/18

On Friday, the FOSB put on a fantastic spectacle in the hall as the childrens' lanterns were put on display for our children, parents and carers to look at.

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This was in celebration of one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism – The Festival of Light – Diwali. It is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.

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There are a number of traditions - many lights and oil lamps are lit on the streets and in houses, people visit their relatives and have feasts, fireworks and festivities are an essential part of the occasion and Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, is worshipped as the bringer of blessings for the New Year.