We celebrated Diwali at Support Group yesterday, as part of our ongoing programme of recognising the six major world religion’s traditions and festivals.
One of our Peer Mentors brought Gulab Jamun (sweet doughballs) and lacha mithai (a type of sweet candy) to share with the group, and we all ate lots of samosa, pakora, sweets and home baked biscuits- all served off silver platters! We decorated Rangolis to put in the lobby of our building, to welcome our guests, and the children and staff helped to draw a large Rangoli design in our garden.
As Diwali is the festival of light, our staff wore bright, colourful dress and the group all joined in with lighting up some beautiful lanterns which we used to decorate the room.
Support Group felt that this event had been a real success and gave us all a better insight into the meaning of this festival.
We would like to wish you all a very happy Diwali!