MFS Community Celebrates Diwali

Diwali, the Indian festival of lights which celebrates the triumph of good over evil, took place on November 12 and the MFS community celebrated the holiday in a number of ways in the days surrounding it.

In the Lower School, classes welcomed visitors and participated in varied activities, but all included the reading of a book about Diwali and an explanation of the celebrations involved in the holiday.

Kindergarten parent, Navin Vij, joined Samantha Serrano and Jenny Ragghianti’s classes. After reading a book aloud, the class watched a video detailing the celebration and enjoyed Diwali bingo which highlighted items involved in the holiday, such as lanterns, candles, and fireworks. 

Anita Mehrotra, Guarav Batra, and Amrinder Hans visited Rachel Mainwaring and Kenya Barber’s third grade classes to speak about the holiday, share traditional foods, and give students temporary henna tattoos.

Kelly Zemaitis’ first grade class enjoyed time with parent Jayasree Khosla and created Diwali mandalas both as a class and individually. The mandalas feature bright decorations and items that reflect light, both of which are main focuses during the holiday

In addition, the Indian Culture Club is sharing a presentation on the holiday with Upper School students this week and parent Purvi Patil shared an incredible spread of Diwali foods with the faculty and staff this week. 

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