Diwali Lanterns

Diwali is the Festival of Lights that has been celebrated across India for hundreds of years. It takes place on November 14th and celebrations continue for five days. Lanterns, lights, and rangoli designs are used to decorate homes and businesses. Diwali is India’s biggest holiday of the year and symbolizes the spiritual inner light overcoming and protecting from darkness. These days Diwali is celebrated in many parts of the world.

The kids in our Out of School Care program had a lot of fun this week learning to craft these colourful lanterns and using them to decorate around the building at Gordon House.

We wanted to share with our community this YouTube video that provides an easy guide for creating your own Diwali lanterns at home using basic materials. This activity is perfect for anyone looking for a creative outlet while social distancing at home this weekend. Please send us pictures of the results!