Prep Assembly Celebrates ‘Holi’

This morning, our assembly at Prep was about the Hindu festival of ‘Holi’.

What is ‘Holi’?

Hindus celebrate the popular festival of Holi to welcome the arrival of spring and to celebrate the victory of good over evil.  The Festival lasts for two days in most countries and is celebrated with coloured powder and water, music, dance and lots of tasty things to eat! Covering each other with coloured powder or water is the most enjoyable part of Holi celebrations. In many countries, Holi celebrates the life of Lord Krishna, who is one of the  most widely revered deities in Hinduism.

Last half term, Year 5 learnt about the Hindu festival of ‘Holi’ as part of their RS lessons.  They learnt about the significance of this festival, wrote acrostic poems on Holi, made traditional sweets and replicated the custom of throwing coloured powder using paints, on body silhouettes.