Young and old come together to share food and sweets for Diwali

Children enjoyed a visit to Planet Spice in Ormesby to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali.

Children enjoyed a visit to Planet Spice in Ormesby to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali. - Credit: Jenny Ewing

The young ones from Sara and Jenny’s Childminding Services enjoyed a Diwali extravaganza during the half term holiday joining in with the five day festival of light celebrated by Hindus.

Children enjoyed a visit to Planet Spice in Ormesby to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali.

Children enjoyed a visit to Planet Spice in Ormesby to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali. - Credit: Jenny Ewing

The day began with dressing up and practising some cultural dances.

Then it was time to head to Planet Spice in Ormesby to meet up with some of the staff and residents from Ealing House in Martham for a special Diwali meal, making a party of 26 in total.

Organisers said everyone enjoyed choosing their meals and the kind hospitality of the staff adding it was a “lovely social time watching everybody enjoy each others company.”

Between courses the children provided the entertainment by showing off their dancing skills.

For dessert everyone enjoyed some specially made sweets kindly provided by one of the grandparents - the sharing of which is feature of the festival.

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