Nursery’s festival fun day

Happy Jays Nursery in Eastfield organised their own Diwali celebration to coincide with the start of the Indian festival which began on Wednesday 26th October and can traditionally last for five up to five days. Nursey Nurses Janice mahoney, left, and Zoe Marflitt dressed in a Sari,  are pictured with the children pictured wearing sari's and holding coloured lights at the nursery.. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114338
Happy Jays Nursery in Eastfield organised their own Diwali celebration to coincide with the start of the Indian festival which began on Wednesday 26th October and can traditionally last for five up to five days. Nursey Nurses Janice mahoney, left, and Zoe Marflitt dressed in a Sari, are pictured with the children pictured wearing sari's and holding coloured lights at the nursery.. Picture by Dave Kettlewell. 114338

YOUNGSTERS at a Scarborough nursery have been celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali.

The tots at Happy Jays in Hopper Hill Road, Eastfield, have been taking part in activities to mark the “festival of lights”.

Nursery manager Louise Goodger said: “We’ve been talking about the story of Diwali, which is about seeing off evil spirits and welcoming good ones.

“The children have been making sweets and cakes and have also dressed up in saris.

“We’ve also been listening to bhangra music.”

Mrs Goodger added that the whole nursery have been involved, which is nearly 80 children, aged 0 to 5 years.

She said: “The children have loved it and the older ones were interested in the story behind it.”

Diwali is perhaps the most well-known of the Hindu festivals. It is celebrated between October and November.

The word Diwali means “rows of lighted lamps”.