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Diwali

27/10/2014
​For many years Craigslea State School has been fortunate to include in its student population children from a wide variety of cultures.  This is incredibly valuable for all students in the school as experiencing a multicultural community at a young age provides a fantastic foundation of knowledge and respect for other cultures and belief systems.  In a world where interactions between people of varying culture is now commonplace, and only likely to increase, these are important aspects of personal development for our future global citizens.
Mrs Ahuja shared with students on assembly this week the Indian tradition of Diwali, the festival of lights, which is being celebrated today.  As well as explaining the background tale of this celebration, Mrs Ahuja also described how Diwali is the festival of lights, sharing of sweets, setting off of fireworks and the drawing of floor designs called Rangoli, at the front entrances to buildings.  Ms Green also got to wear a sari with students amazed by the length of cloth used for this garment!  We would love to hear of other culturally significant celebrations that should be shared within our school to continually increase our knowledge of the world.