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Haddenham St Mary's School pupils had a fun time on Friday 16th November — not only dressing up for 'Children in Need' but also learning about Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

Invited guest for the day was Kalpesh Zalavadiya, who coached the children in the art of Bollywood dancing!

There are lots more photos to enjoy in our Galleries section.

Diwali

Diwali is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. It is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.

The festival is usually some time between October and November, with the date changing each year.

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. People also enjoy fireworks and sweets too, so it's really popular with children.

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