Celebrating Diwali

preK – Kindergarten: Holidays and Holy Days
starting on September 16th, 2018

Holidays & Holy Days teaches children about the origins and meanings of holiday and holy day celebrations. The author states, “Holidays are the natural, age-old vehicle of religious socialization. Their festivities tell a story which children absorb with delight, through experiences far more than through words. Decorations, colors, costumes, dances, lights, songs, foods, festivity, gifts, excitement, pageantry, solemnity, ceremony, and ritual: it is of these that tradition is woven, that memories, beliefs, values, fears, hopes and reverence are transmitted. A holiday is not something to talk about . . . it’s something to DO.”

Lead teacher: Jen Wanisko