We’d like to wish all colleagues who celebrate, a happy, healthy, and joyful Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas. We hope the new year brings peace, prosperity and happiness to you and your families.
Diwali is known as the festival of light - an occasion for Hindus to celebrate victory over defeat, light over darkness and it is a celebration of life.
Learn more on Diwali here: Divali - Festivals - GCSE Religious Studies Revision - BBC Bitesize
Bandi Chhor Divas means liberation of prisoners and the story reminds Sikhs of freedom and human rights.
Learn more on Bandi Chhor Divas here: Divali (Bandi Chhor Divas) - Festivals - GCSE Religious Studies Revision - BBC Bitesize
The festivals begin this Thursday, 4 November.