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East Hills Students Learn about Diwali

Several East Hills parents visited their children's classrooms at East Hills Elementary School to teach students about the celebration of Diwali: The Festival of Lights—India's biggest and most important holiday of the year.

The festival gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that are lit outside of homes to symbolize the inner light that provides protection from spiritual darkness.

Students were treated to a read aloud and participated in craft activities. They also did crosswords, colored in rangoli patterns, and decorated their own clay lamps. 

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