Our integrated topic this term is “Celebrations”. We have learnt about American Independence Day and made our own hats and fireworks. Independence Day is celebrated every year on the 4th of July and is important because this was the day that lots of people signed the Declaration of Independence. Fireworks, parades and parties are how Americans celebrate Independence Day.
Week 2 we looked at Bastille Day which is celebrated in France on the 14th July every year.
Did you know the Eiffel Tower was built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille? This event was the start of The French Revolution.
Week 3, Diwali is the Indian “Festival of Lights” it is celebrated on the 15th of the Hindu month which is in October or November. Diwali means “Rows of Lighted Lamps” the festival lasts for 5 days. People give each other gifts of sweet and candles and the houses are decorated with lamps. Fireworks are used to help celebrate the festival. It is called the “Festival of Lights” because everyone lights oil lamps and put them around their homes, streets and in gardens.