From making lanterns to enjoying mouth-watering dishes, tiny tots at one Bournemouth nursery were given a taste of the Indian festival of light, Diwali.
It is currently being celebrated by Hindus across the globe and also a little closer to home at the Bournemouth Day Nursery where the children enjoyed a whole day dedicated to this ancient festival and learning about India.
They also took part in a chapatti cooking demonstration led by parent Vijipriya Arunsankor.
Nursery chef Andy Daysh then gave the children an Eastern treat when he laid on lamb and vegetable koftas with rainbow basmati for their lunch.
Nursery owner Natalie Steele said, “By marking an occasion like Diwali we can introduce healthy eating and learning about other cultures in a way that is fun and memorable.”
Staff also enthusiastically got into the spirit of the day by wearing saris.
Diwali is celebrated by Hindus every autumn and the festival signifies the victory of light over darkness.
It typically extend over a five day period with the main festival night coinciding with the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika.