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24 octobre 2017

Happy Halloween!

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DIWALI from National Geographic

Celebrate DIWALI from CBBCNEWSROUND

What is the festival of Diwali?

  • 19 October 2017

 

Meet the kids celebrating Diwali

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia. 

It is also the occasion for celebrations by Jains and Sikhs as well as Hindus.

The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word deepavali, meaning "rows of lighted lamps". Houses, shops and public places are decorated with small oil lamps called diyas.

 

Hindus celebrate the return of deities Rama and Sita to Ayodhya after their 14-year exile. They also celebrate the day Mother Goddess Durga destroyed a demon called Mahisha. 

Sikhs particularly celebrate the release from prison of the sixth guru Hargobind Singh in 1619. But Sikhs celebrated the festival before this date. 

In fact, the foundation stone of the Golden Temple at Amritsar, the most holy place in the Sikh world, was laid on Diwali in 1577.

 

The founder of Jainism is Lord Mahavira. During Diwali, Jains celebrate the moment he reached a state called Moksha (nirvana, or eternal bliss).

 

Traditions 

  • Many lights and oil lamps are lit on the streets and in houses 
  • People visit their relatives and have feasts
  • Fireworks and festivities are an essential part of the occasion
  • Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, is worshipped as the bringer of blessings for the new year
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When is it?

The festival is usually some time between October and November. It changes each year.

This year, it falls on Thursday 19 October.

A message from Ron in the US

“Greetings, Thank the both of you for the fine postcard.The American Embassy is located very close to the Place de la Concorde. It is a beautiful location. I am glad that you are girls, girls are the best. Ron”

A message for Alexandre and Nathan from Chizuko in Japan

 

“Hello Alexandre and Nathan! 
Many many thanks for your lovely postcard from France. 
I'm Chizuko 67 years old and I worked at elementary school for 37 years as a teacher. 
I have 2 adult daughters and husband. Now I spend very busy days to take care of my mother (94y-o) 
Thanks again and may your every day shine. Chizuko”

17 octobre 2017

Participate in Britain's got talent!

 

Welcome to my life... #bullying

A message from Netherlands

Irma wrote you a message: “Hi/ Bonjour, Enora and Suranne ( hope I wrote your names wright?) Thanks for your nice card of Nimes. I like the card a lot. If i could write something in French I would do that, but my French is really bad. Bye and thanks again. greetings, Irma”

13 octobre 2017

Excuses...

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Anaelle, 3e

 

12 octobre 2017

Are you happy to be back to school?

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Most pupils are glad to be back to see their friends and to learn new things.

Some pupils complain about homework and boring teachers ;-)

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