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The Hindu festival of Divali

Learning about religions and their festivals helps children become aware of a variety of cultural and religious beliefs, symbols, customs and traditions in a non-threatening and enjoyable way. This unit looks at the origin of Divali, how it is celebrated within its faith community and the story associated with it, and includes some suggestions for activities to try out with the children.

Want more activities on the beliefs, core practices and celebrations of the main faiths? See Faiths and their Festivals.

Years: 3-4 | Pages: 3 | Code: ETS0293-01

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Kay Margetts

Kay is currently an Honorary Associate Professor in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. She has a strong background in early childhood development, learning and teaching both as a practitioner and as an academic. Her main areas of research are transition and adjustment to school, accompanied by a strong record of publications. Kay is regularly engaged in knowledge exchange activities with the education sector including teachers, educators and parents.