Celebrating DIWALI at Edgewater Prime Time

Diwali, is a festival that is celebrated in October or November each year. This year Prime Time of Edgewater’s Pre-K 3 class welcomed this festival that marks the last harvest of the year before winter. Prime Time’s student enjoyed celebrating India’s biggest and most important holiday of the year.

Over the centuries, Diwali has become a festival regardless of faith. With such a joyous holiday, traditions have been established and one of the most popular is exchanging sweets with each other. Farmers are thankful for the plentiful bounty of the year gone by, and when you have a good harvest, you want to share your happiness with everybody else.

Edgewater’s Pre-K 3 Class share sweets with their teacher and friends

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new york and new jersey child care centersDiwali is also a festival of lights symbolizing the victory of righteousness and the lifting of darkness. Electric lights, small oil lamps made of clay and flames are important Diwali symbols. Fireworks are also set off at Diwali. Prime Time Edgewater students celebrated with making their own fireworks with a glittery art project.