Celebrating a light-filled Diwali

Yesterday we spent time learning about and celebrating Diwali with our young people. Diwali is a festival of lights and symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”.

To honour this holiday youth had the opportunity to participate in a henna activity as well as have a special meal. Our dining rooms were decorated with marigolds and diyas (lamps) and informational posters about Diwali were posted so youth and staff could learn more.

Our Kitchen Team created a beautiful meal including:

  • Paneer Chickpea Curry Masala
  • Basmati Rice
  • Samosa donated by one of our staff members
  • Naan bread
  • Mixed veggies
  • East Indian Sweets

Happy Diwali to those celebrating in our Covenant House community!