Diwali Celebrations

Every country has its special celebration days - in the UK it is Christmas, in the USA it is Thanksgiving and in India it is Diwali.


The Diwali festival is the Hindu custom which spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness. It coincides with the darkest, new moon night.  Many see Diwali as honouring the return of the god, Rama, and his wife, Sita, from exile after fourteen years.


Rituals extend over several days and gifts are exchanged between family and friends.  There are many firework displays and people take to the streets to join in the celebrations.


Project Mala children celebrate this festival by decorating the schools in lights and performing plays.  
They also create colourful patterns called Rangoli.  These designs are meant to be in welcome areas for visitors and reflect traditional folklore designs from their area.   
Guria School

Robin Garland  

Project Mala

01904 786880


email - mail@projectmala.org.uk