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
On Thursday night, almost 200 people celebrated Diwali with joy and vibrant energy. 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. Diwali provides a reminder to start over and invite new energy into your life. The holiday began on November 7 and will last five days.
Lower school girls performed a celebratory dance wearing colorful traditional clothing in front of a large audience comprised of faculty, family members and classmates. Students were also able to create decorative art called Rangoli with chalk. Adults and children alike enjoyed traditional Indian foods like saag paneer and raita, while festive music played in the background.
This event was sponsored by PLAID, to learn more about PLAID please visit: https://www.hamlin.org/page/plaid