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Diwali Celebrated in Fifth Grade

November 19th, 2010

The five day celebration of Diwali is celebrated by millions around the globe.  This year, Mrs. Kapor visited the Fifth Grade to talk about the history and meaning of this celebration of light. Diwali celebrates an ancient story of how Lord Rama returned from exile and vanquished a demon-king, Ravana.  The people celebrated the return of the king by illuminating the kingdom with oil lamps and fire crackers.  Mrs. Kapoor, dressed in her authentic Diwali fashion, told this story and presented the class with some delicious Indian food.  We were delighted to have her visit!