Celebrating Diwali

Our celebration of Diwali has begun. Diwali is derived from the Sanskrit word Deepavali, and means “row of lights.” It is a time to rejoice in the triumph of light over darkness and is embraced by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. The holiday begins on October 27th and will last five days.

In honor of Diwali the entrances to Hamlin were decorated this morning with rangolis as a sign of welcome, with hopes of bringing good luck to visitors. Students will also perform a beautiful dance in Lower School tomorrow. Our librarian, Ms. Cardone has put together a collection of books to help readers better enjoy and understand Diwali. A link to the collection can be found here: http://hamlin.libguides.com/c.php?g=966304


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