Festivities were well underway at Knowle Green Day Nursery in Staines as children and colleagues joined millions worldwide in celebrating the festival of Lohri.
One of the most significant events in the Punjabi calendar, the festival marks the end of winter and the onset of spring, and was honoured at the award-winning setting on Knowle Green with a series of exciting activities. Children were also delighted to be joined by nursery parent, Amrit, who imparted her expert knowledge on the festival.
From dancing to traditional music and playing games to carrying out the custom of throwing ‘sweets’ on the fire as a goodwill offering for the season ahead, the group embraced all that the occasion had to offer, before enjoying a special lunch of homemade curry and samosas.
Knowle Green Day Nursery Manager, Jen Ralphs explained;
“We love to mark a range of different events throughout the year to give children a wider understanding of the world around them and celebrate the diversity within our local community. It was wonderful to have one of our nursery families come in and share such an important part of their culture with us, we had a fantastic time.”
Lohri is celebrated all around the world every January 13th.
We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.
Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA
Tel: 01525 850200