Care Home Activity | Celebrate Diwali Festival of Lights

Care Home Activity | Celebrate Diwali Festival of Lights

Celebrate Diwali Festival of Lights in your Care Home

This Saturday (14th November) begins a five-day festival in which many people of Indian Hindu culture celebrate a beautiful religious event.  They decorate their houses with colourful lights, flowers and candles and share sweets, dried fruits and gifts with friends and family.

The lights symbolise goodness and the festival is based on good overcoming evil (or darkness). People say prayers to the goddess of wealth Lakshmi to wish for prosperity for the coming year. It is also a time when people spring clean their homes and buy new clothes.

Adults and children alike create Rangoli artwork, which uses coloured rice or powder to make swirls or flower patterns.  Why not embrace this highly vibrant event and have a go at making something similar? You could use various coloured pulses and rice, or coloured powder paint or even glitter.

Care homes in the UK are home to people from many cultures and for those that have maybe never celebrated other religious events, why not embrace diversity in a fun way like this?

You could transform your room with our Diwali Table Cover and Napkin set? Add some safe LED FlickeringTealights too for an enchanting effect.These highly decorative decorations will be the perfect way to show off fun and tasty food with an Indian theme. Try some little samosas and pakora that can be dipped into a mild curry sauce.

Why not try your hand at making some authentic cakes and sweet for the event – just click on the link below to download some tasty recipies:

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